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Description: Piers, Walls, Gates and Railings at Entrance to Jarrow Park
Date Listed: 26 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303761
OS Grid Reference: NZ3239964714
OS Grid Coordinates: 432399, 564714
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9760, -1.4953
NZ 36 SW JARROW SUSSEX STREET (south
Piers, walls, gates
- and railings at
entrance to Jarrow
Park entrance. Dated 1876, ashlar sandstone and wrought iron. 4 piers to
carriage and 2 pedestrian entrances and one pier to the west; tall, square,
flat topped with plinths, friezes and projecting cornices; inscription con-
tinuing along all friezes 'Given to the/people of Jarrow/by Sir Walter/and
Lady James/September 1876'. Low curved wall from westernmost gate pier to
fifth pier; snecked sandstone rubble, round coping. Carriage gates and 2
pedestrian gates: simple spiked standards; ball on each principal upright.
Railings: outward-curved spiked standards between gates and fifth pier.
Historical note: Sir Walter James, first Lord Northbourne (1816-1893) who
was Liberal MP for Gateshead, married the daughter of Cuthbert Ellison of
Hebburn. Minute books of local Board of Health record plans submitted by
Mr George Spain, agent for Sir W and Lady James.
Listing NGR: NZ3239964714
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Source: English Heritage
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