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Gatepiers and Gates Approximately 80 Metres South East of Great Tew House, Great Tew

Description: Gatepiers and Gates Approximately 80 Metres South East of Great Tew House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 August 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 251851

OS Grid Reference: SP3979629004
OS Grid Coordinates: 439796, 229004
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9581, -1.4223

Location: 6 New Road, Great Tew, Oxfordshire OX7 4AH

Locality: Great Tew
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX7 4AH

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Listing Text

SP3929 (East side)
10/38 Gatepiers and gates approx.
27/08/56 80m. SE of Great Tew House
(Formerly listed as Great Tew
Park together with dovecote,
Stable quadrangle with gateway
and garden walls)
Gatepiers and gates. c.1700, probably for Francis Keck. Limestone-ashlar piers
with wrought-iron gates. Large square piers have moulded plinths and cornices,
sides ornamented with richly-moulded fielded panels, and each pier carries a
fine garlanded stone urn with gadrooned cover. Contemporary wrought-iron screen
includes 2 standards from which hang a pair of gates with scroll work panels; a
scrollwork lock rail continues across the side panels, and the standards carry
cornices and finials. An elaborate overthrow includes repousse work and a
central shield of arms. Probably re-sited when the Jacobean mansion was replaced
by the present house.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.XI, p.227; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.627;
C. Hussey, "Great Tew, Oxfordshire - I", Country Life, July 22, 1949).

Listing NGR: SP3979629004

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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