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Description: Lion Gate to Ince Blundell Hall
Date Listed: 11 October 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 216461
OS Grid Reference: SD3297902123
OS Grid Coordinates: 332979, 402123
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5115, -3.0121
INCE BLUNDELL MOOR LANE
SD 30 SW
6/63 Lion gate to
11.10.68 Ince Blundell Hall
Entrance archway with flanking pedestrian entrances.
1770-76, with mid C19 addition. Central round-arched
entrance with impost continued as cornice band; archivolt
and keystone. Flanking Doric columns and entablature with 2
bucrania and rosettes to metopes. Broken pediment has
central cartouche bearing Weld-Blundell arms supporting urn
with rams' heads and swags, and with flanking festoons.
Cartouche and urn added after 1847. Pedestrian entances
have rusticated surrounds and flat arches supporting bases
with swags and rosettes and, to the left entrance, a
lioness, and a lion to the right. Entrances have mid C19
cast iron gates, paired to central entrance. Set in brick
estate wall with stone coping. Design copied from painting
c.1690 by Sebastiano Ricci, "The Marriage of Bacchus and
Ariadne" at one time in the hall.
Listing NGR: SD3297902123
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Source: English Heritage
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