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Garden Wall Gatepiers and Urns Fronting Kildwick Hall, Kildwick

Description: Garden Wall Gatepiers and Urns Fronting Kildwick Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324731

OS Grid Reference: SE0118046273
OS Grid Coordinates: 401180, 446273
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9126, -1.9835

Location: 2 Hall Gardens, Kildwick, North Yorkshire BD20 9AF

Locality: Kildwick
Local Authority: Craven District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: BD20 9AF

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/6 Garden wall, gate piers
and urns fronting Kildwick
Hall ( formerly listed with
10.9.54 Justice Room)


Wall, gate piers with lions, and 4 urns. Lions and urns possibly late C17
for Hugh Currer, probably reset on wall and piers mid C18 for Haworth
Currer or Richard Richardson. Wall of coursed gritstone rubble, piers of
ashlar, lions of limestone, urns probably of gritstone. Wall approximately
65 metres long running between the Justice Room (q.v.) and garden pavilion
(q.v.), approximately 1.5 metres high across the front of the house,
stepping up to over 2 metres high at eastern end. The wall coping is
ridged, with a roll moulding and the flat top interrupted by large square
blocks as bases for the urns. The urns comprise 2 pairs flanking the
gateway; one pair has a narrow stem, gadrooned flattened body and small
ball finial, the other pair has similar stem, moulded body with strapwork,
cover and ball finial; all considerably restored. Gate piers opposite
house entrance rusticated, frontal pilasters, rectangular jambs capped by
reversed consoles of acanthus leaf; entablature and cornice moulding
similar to Justice Room (q.v.), half pediments rolled at break and finished
with a rosette, upon which is mounted an heraldic lion passant, regardant,
heavily restored. The wall is illustrated in Whitaker (1805) where the
capped urns are shown with swags of flowers below the rim. The gates
illustrated there (wooden, with solid panels below and rails above) were
still in situ in 1911 (Country Life photograph) The lions are of similar
material to the plaque above the front door of the hall (q.v.) which has
the arms of Currer and Haworth, and the style is primitive compared to that
of the piers. Country Life, Vol 29. 1911, p126 -133. T.D. Whitaker,
History of Craven, 1805, revised edition 1878, p214

Listing NGR: SE0118046273

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Source: English Heritage

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