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Woodstock Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Blenheim, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8473 / 51°50'50"N

Longitude: -1.3588 / 1°21'31"W

OS Eastings: 444264

OS Northings: 216716

OS Grid: SP442167

Mapcode National: GBR 7WH.58H

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.DTHQ

Entry Name: Woodstock Gate

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Last Amended: 27 July 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253026

Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Built-Up Area: Woodstock (West Oxfordshire) B

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

BLENHEIM
SP4416NW
9/40 Woodstock Gate
27/08/57 (Formerly listed as Triumphal
Arch)
GV I
Triumphal arch. 1723, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Keyed
semi-circular archway flanked by 2 orders of Corinthian columns set on panelled
plinth and supporting entablature with inscription set on narrow attic.
Rusticated flanking walls, terminated by drum piers, has C18 panelled doors set
in semi-circular arched doorways with lions' heads carved on keystones. The
gateway was built to provide a more convenient entrance for visitors from
Woodstock. The flanking doors were made before 1710 for the garden east of the
palace and moved here in 1773. The builders were Peisley and Townesend.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; National Monuments Record; K. Downes:
Hawksmoor: 1959, pp204-5, 282; D. Green: Blenheim Palace: 1951, pp256, 273;
Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)


Listing NGR: SP4426416716

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