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Description: Gorse Hill Park Entrance Portal and Lodges
Date Listed: 20 June 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 212975
OS Grid Reference: SJ8043795562
OS Grid Coordinates: 380437, 395562
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4564, -2.2961
STRETFORD CHESTER ROAD
SJ 89 NW
(SJ 8095 NW)
3/17 Gorse Hill Park
(formerly listed as
Archway, with the
20/6/63 Great Stone)
Entrance portal and lodges. Mid C19. Ashlar with cast-iron
gates. Double gates are flanked by smaller pedestrian gates
and small single-storey lodges. Classical style. Large
central semi-circular archway with scrolled keystone,
coffered soffit and archivolt is flanked by Corinthian
columns supporting a dentilled and modillioned entablature.
The pedestrian archways also have keystones. The lodges have
canted sides and full-height flat pilasters. Sash windows
have cornice hoods on consoles. Panelled doorways at the
rear are flanked by elaborate cast-iron lamp standards which
are also found on the quadrant walls which sweep out at
either side to enclose a forecourt. The cast-iron gates are
heavily enriched with vine and grape decoration. The
structure was re-erected from the entrance to Trafford Hall.
Listing NGR: SJ8043795562
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Source: English Heritage
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