Description: Woodstock Gate
Date Listed: 27 August 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 253026
OS Grid Reference: SP4426416716
OS Grid Coordinates: 444264, 216716
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8473, -1.3588
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9/40 Woodstock Gate
27/08/57 (Formerly listed as Triumphal
Triumphal arch. 1723, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Keyed
semi-circular archway flanked by 2 orders of Corinthian columns set on panelled
plinth and supporting entablature with inscription set on narrow attic.
Rusticated flanking walls, terminated by drum piers, has C18 panelled doors set
in semi-circular arched doorways with lions' heads carved on keystones. The
gateway was built to provide a more convenient entrance for visitors from
Woodstock. The flanking doors were made before 1710 for the garden east of the
palace and moved here in 1773. The builders were Peisley and Townesend.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; National Monuments Record; K. Downes:
Hawksmoor: 1959, pp204-5, 282; D. Green: Blenheim Palace: 1951, pp256, 273;
Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)
Listing NGR: SP4426416716
Source: English Heritage
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