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Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Entrance to Park at Beechwood Park School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Flamstead, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8176 / 51°49'3"N

Longitude: -0.4734 / 0°28'24"W

OS Eastings: 505325

OS Northings: 214322

OS Grid: TL053143

Mapcode National: GBR G5V.TCL

Mapcode Global: VHFRS.RK3Z

Entry Name: Gates, Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Entrance to Park at Beechwood Park School

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157787

Location: Flamstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, AL3

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Flamstead

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Flamstead

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 01 SE
(West side)
4/11 Gates, gatepiers and
- flanking walls at main
entrance to park at
Beechwood Park School
- II*

Gates, gatepiers and flanking walls. C18 (probably c.1760 by
Sir William Chambers then working on interiors at mansion) for Sebright
family. Wrought ironwork, Portland stone piers, red brick walls in
Flemish-bond with moulded brick coping. At the centre of a concave sweep
of 2M high brick walls as seen from road stand 2 widely spaced 5M tall
stone piers with urns flanking a long wrought iron screen containing
central double gates, standards, and side-gates with lower overthrows of
scrolled ironwork. Delicately detailed 1M square stone piers each with
shaft of channelled rustication, each block with vermiculated face and
drafted margin to joint, projecting low moulded base, moulded necking,
plain frieze and moulded cornice to cap topped by Baroque vigorously
carved large urn set high on concave base. Gates and standards have
dog-bars in bottom panels, and scrolled bracket to side of higher
standard adjoining with another scrolled panel at head. Old photographs
show scrolled terminals to both of the standards and an armorial
scrolled great overthrow to the central span. This now lies rusting near
the school.

Listing NGR: TL0532514322

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

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