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Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Entrance to Villiers Limited

A Grade II Listed Building in Blakenhall, City of Wolverhampton

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5741 / 52°34'26"N

Longitude: -2.1332 / 2°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 391072

OS Northings: 297368

OS Grid: SO910973

Mapcode National: GBR 1CP.6N

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.6KGJ

Entry Name: Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Entrance to Villiers Limited

Listing Date: 1 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187250

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378479

Location: Wolverhampton, WV2

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Blakenhall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Wolverhampton St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


WOLVERHAMPTON

SO99NW MARSTON ROAD
895-1/5/33 (South side)
01/09/89 Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls
at Entrance to Villiers Limited

II

Gates, gate piers and flanking walls extending approx 17.5m.
1765; by 'Capability' Brown; moved from original position in
Tong, Shropshire, 1977. Squared and coursed sandstone.
Latticed wrought iron gates with triangular heads and
fleurs-de-lys; piers have shallow trefoil-headed niches and
pinnacles with vine crockets and pineapple finials; pier to
left inscribed: POSTERITATI/SACRUM/IMPENSIS/GEO.DURANT AR/1821
(Dedicated to his descendants at the expense of Geo. Durant,
1821); each pier encircled by loosely knotted carved rope,
which is continued round embattled parapets of flanking curved
walls; end piers similar to others but ball finials now
missing at time of resurvey (1990); piers have relief symbols
e.g. cross, cornucopia, hive, flower, shells; walls have
nowy-headed niches with gadrooned bases, Tuscan columns and
segmental-headed hoods.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Shropshire: London:
P.304; Griffith G: History of Tong and Boscobel: 1894-:
P.154-61).


Listing NGR: SO9107297368

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