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Gate Piers and Pair of Gates at the Entrance to Mountains

A Grade II Listed Building in Hildenborough, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2177 / 51°13'3"N

Longitude: 0.2351 / 0°14'6"E

OS Eastings: 556194

OS Northings: 148876

OS Grid: TQ561488

Mapcode National: GBR MNS.L8T

Mapcode Global: VHHQ0.1N5C

Entry Name: Gate Piers and Pair of Gates at the Entrance to Mountains

Listing Date: 19 February 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 179612

Location: Hildenborough, Tonbridge and Malling, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

District: Tonbridge and Malling

Civil Parish: Hildenborough

Built-Up Area: Tonbridge

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Hildenborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

TQ 54 NE
5/179 Gate piers and pair of gates
- at the entrance to Mountains


Gate piers, gates and fencing. Probably 1865, contemporary with Mountains and
probably designed by G. Somers Clarke for the Johnson family. Sandstone gate
piers; iron gates. High Victorian Gothic.

Gate piers square on plan at the base the upper sections octagonal; pair of
iron gates; 2 sections of outward curving fencing to left and right.

Elaborate High Victorian gate piers, the upper parts battered, one batter with
a brattished cornice. Each pier is crowned with a Gothic style iron lamp
bracket with ornamental detail. The gates have curved diagonal braces, spike
finials, a solid middle rail with pierced ornament and a standard ornamented
with wrought iron foliage.

A well-preserved example of a High Victorian gateway.

Listing NGR: TQ5607348707

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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