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Clock Tower Gate, Wallington Demesne

Description: Clock Tower Gate

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 238471

OS Grid Reference: NZ0284184303
OS Grid Coordinates: 402841, 584303
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1531, -1.9569

Location: B6342, Wallington Demesne, Northumberland NE61 4AR

Locality: Wallington Demesne
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 4AR

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Listing Text

NZ 0284
21/221 Clock Tower Gate
(Formerly listed as clock
20.10.69 tower and archway at
entrance to stable yard)
Gateway with tower, and flanking coach houses. 1754 by Daniel Garrett. Finely-
tooled ashlar; slate and lead roofs. Elevation to courtyard: Plinth, central
moulded round-headed arch flanked by paired Tuscan columns carrying pediment;
tower above with large scrolled brackets buttressing returns, C18 single-handed
clockface and moulded cornice, capped by cupola containing bell; drum of nine
columns, lead dome with weathervane. Broad flanking bays each have similar
round-headed arch with double doors and slatted tympanum flanked by recesses,
domed below and square above; moulded cornice, low parapet. Flattened ball
finials with spikes, on swept bases, at ends. To far left and right lower walls,
with plinth and flat coping, returning to link with stable ranges (q.v.). North
elevation: circular window with radial glazing in tower instead of clockface,
flanking bays each have 3 pairs of recesses, domed below and square above; one
pair of similar recesses in right return. Second old clockface on left return
of tower,blind circular window on right. Central carriageway tunnel-vaulted;
with glinters at each end, and a domed niche on each side.

The block was originally designed as a chapel; the original drawings,unsigned,
remain in the Hall.

Listing NGR: NZ0284184303

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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