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Description: Gates, Gatepiers and Screen Approximately 70 Metres South East of South Front of Drayton House
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232499
OS Grid Reference: SP9640379993
OS Grid Coordinates: 496403, 279993
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4095, -0.5842
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SP97NE, SP9680 LOWICK DRAYTON PARK
6/65, 12/65 Gates, gatepiers and screen
23/05/67 approx. 70m. SE of S front of
(Formerly listed as Drayton
Gates, gatepiers and screen. Dated 1701. Ironwork probably by Jean Tijon,
gatepiers probably by William Winde for the Duchess of Norfolk. 4 fine limestone
ashlar gatepiers with wrought-iron gates and railings. Outer piers are
rusticated with central relief and moulded cornices. Gadrooned urn finials
surmounted by small eagles. Centre piers have central arch head niches with
fielded panel below and armorial device above. Rusticated jambs, moulded cornice
and large eagle finials. Centre pair of gates have scroll panel standards, very
fine overthrow with leaf decoration, interwined date numerals and central
coronet. Pair of hand gates, flanking, are similar. Railings attached to left
and right have scroll cresting and ashlar plinth. Gatepiers have armorial
devices of the Duchess of Norfolk and her second husband Sir John Germain.
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).
Listing NGR: SP9640379993
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Source: English Heritage
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