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Description: Hensington Gate
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 252998
OS Grid Reference: SP4476316567
OS Grid Coordinates: 444763, 216567
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8459, -1.3516
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8/16 Hensington Gate
Gateway. c.170b-10, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Frosted columns,
set on polygonal plinths, each support cornice and flat scrolls flanking 2-tier.
campanile-style superstructure crowned by vases of flowers carved by Grinling
Gibbons. Late C19 carriage gates. Cast-iron railings on low limestone walls
swept to meet terminal piers of banded rustication. The gatepiers originally
stood in the garden to the east of Blenheim Palace (q.v.) and were moved to
their present position in the 1770's.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; National Monuments Record; K. Downes:
Hawksmoor: 1959, pp75-82; Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of
Parks and Gardens at Grade I)
Listing NGR: SP4476316567
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Source: English Heritage
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