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Description: Entrance Gates and Gatepiers to Vivary Park
Date Listed: 4 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 269946
OS Grid Reference: ST2271824198
OS Grid Coordinates: 322718, 124198
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0120, -3.1030
1. UPPER HIGH STREET
Entrance Gates and Gatepiers
to Vivary Park
ST 2224 SE 11/413
Facing the south end of High Street. Probably dating from l896 when the park was
laid out. Very elaborate late Victorian ironwork gates and gatepiers. Main gatepiers
have openwork circular details and tops with brackets supporting bronze lamps with
scrolled crossbars. Double gates between piers with scrolled detail and Taunton
Borough coat of arms amid the uprights. Overthrows with scrolls and finials.
Subsidiary gatepiers surmounted by bronze acorns to left and right and with lower
double lies between. All ironwork details as before. Short fixed extensions
of openwork railings to left and right.
The listed buildings in Vivary Park and Mount Street form a group together with
the School, Unitarian Chapel, the Lawn and Mary Street House in Mary Street,
Wilton House in Hammets Walk and Nos 1 to 14 (consec) Upper High Street.
Listing NGR: ST2271824198
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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