Description: Coleshill Park, Great Piers, Including Cast Iron Gates*
Date Listed: 10 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251512
OS Grid Reference: SU2420793916
OS Grid Coordinates: 424207, 193916
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6435, -1.6516
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SU29SW Coleshill Park, Great
3/45 Piers, including cast
10/11/52 iron gates*
Gatepiers and gates. Circa 1650, contemporary with Coleshill House and
probably by its architect, Sir Roger Pratt. A pair of rectangular piers
closely modelled on the chimney stacks of the house with rusticated panels
on all sides, those on the N and S sides with inner egg and tongue moulding.
Bracketed cornice and carved stone vases. The S sides of the piers have
features that were incorporated into the staircase hall of the house -framed
and recessed roundels holding classical busts and below these shell headed
niches arranged as seats with moulded architraves and small key blocks.
Good late C18 cast iron gates between piers inscribed "GLOUCESTER FOUNDERY"
* (Formerly listed as "Remains of Coleshill House including the great
gatepiers, two pairs of gatepiers on the drive and pair of gatepiers at yard
Listing NGR: SU2420793916
Source: English Heritage
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