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Latitude: 51.965 / 51°57'54"N
Longitude: -0.595 / 0°35'42"W
OS Eastings: 496624
OS Northings: 230548
OS Grid: SP966305
Mapcode National: GBR F2M.LF3
Mapcode Global: VHFQY.MVSZ
Entry Name: Gates, Gatepiers and Walls at Milton Lodge
Listing Date: 16 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113974
English Heritage Legacy ID: 38163
Location: Milton Bryan, Central Bedfordshire, MK17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Milton Bryan
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Milton Bryan
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
SP 9630-9730 MILTON BRYAN LONDON ROAD (B528)
- Gates, gatepiers and walls
at Milton Lodge
Entrance gateway to Battlesden House (now demolished). Probably part of work
carried out 1860-1868 by G H Stokes (advised by Sir Joseph Paxton) for Sir
Edward Page-Turner. Red brick with ashlar dressings, the gates of cast iron.
Consists of central double gates flanked by single gates, these supported by 4
piers, and linked to outer piers on road edge by symmetrical lengths of
curving wall. The 6 piers each stand approximately 2.5 metres high, the walls
approximately half of this height. Each stretch of wall approximately 10
metres long. Piers are rusticated with ashlar blocks and have heavily moulded
cornices. Those adjoining walls shave heavily moulded ashlar consoles at
junction. Walling is stone-coped, and brickwork arranged in an ornamental
pierced design simulating balusters. The ironwork gates have ornamental
cresting, that to central gates including initials E.P.T.
D Bassett, "G H Stokes at Battlesden and Belle Vue". Architectural History,
vol 26, 1983, pp 92-5. Beds Record Office: T18/36, lease of 1866.
Listing NGR: SP9662430548
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