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The Gateway and West Gateway, Central Archway, Flanking Walls and Piers, Abbots Leigh

Description: The Gateway and West Gateway, Central Archway, Flanking Walls and Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 33397

OS Grid Reference: ST5500473288
OS Grid Coordinates: 355004, 173288
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4568, -2.6490

Location: Abbots Leigh Road, Abbots Leigh, North Somerset BS8 3QE

Locality: Abbots Leigh
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS8 3QE

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Listing Text

ST 57 SW side)

4/1 and 5/1 The Gateway and West Gateway,
Central Archway, Flanking Walls
- and Piers


Central archway, flanking lodges, walls and piers. 1814 by Thomas Hopper.
Ashlar; concealed roofs. In a severe Greek Revival style. Tall, semi-
circular headed central arch with moulded surround and imposts; four detached,
unfluted Ionic columns on plinths, supporting plain, straight entablature,
cornice and blocking course, plain pilasters to wall; coffered soffit to arch.
Flanking single storey lodges (The Gateway and West Gateway): 3 bays, the outer
2 being slightly set back; plain angle pilasters and pilaster strips and plain
cornice; ashlar stacks with moulded caps; glazing bar sash windows and
panelled doors in semi-circular headed openings in the jambs of the arch. From
each lodge low, quadrant walls of ashlar extend for approximately 8 yards and
terminate in square ashlar piers with moulded caps. Formerly the archway and
lodges to Leigh Court, now Leigh Court Hospital (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST5500473288

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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