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Latitude: 52.9744 / 52°58'27"N
Longitude: -2.3742 / 2°22'27"W
OS Eastings: 374966
OS Northings: 341959
OS Grid: SJ749419
Mapcode National: GBR 7Z.JRSJ
Mapcode Global: WH9BS.HHMM
Entry Name: Gate Piers About 150 Metres South West of Lea Head Manor
Listing Date: 17 November 1966
Last Amended: 14 May 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1027830
English Heritage Legacy ID: 362701
Location: Maer, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, TF9
Civil Parish: Maer
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Woore St Leonard
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 74 SW MAER C.P. ASTON LANE
(off north-east side)
4/91 Gate piers about'ls0m
south-west of Lea Head
17/11/66 Manor (formerly listed
as Gate piers at Lea
Gate piers. Probably late C17/early C18. Rusticated sandstone ashlar.
Square in section. Moulded capping (and probably plinth under gravel of
drive) with half domes above, surmounted by pineapple finials. 2 late C19/
early C20 wrought iron gates, not included. The gate piers are not in
their original position and formerly stood in front of the house; the
domes and finials have been repaired with cement and the right-hand pier
is twisted round and slightly damaged at time of re-survey (1984).
Comparable in style to the gate piers at Whitmore Hall, Whitmore C.P. (q.v.).
If these are indeed late C17, as claimed, they are early examples of the
representation of pineapples, first grown in this country in the 1660's.
Listing NGR: SJ7496641959
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