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Gates and gate piers at entrance to Uxbridge Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1386 / 53°8'18"N

Longitude: -4.2702 / 4°16'12"W

OS Eastings: 248234

OS Northings: 362564

OS Grid: SH482625

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.674X

Mapcode Global: WH43F.CCSR

Entry Name: Gates and gate piers at entrance to Uxbridge Square

Listing Date: 3 May 2002

Last Amended: 3 May 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26636

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: At the entrance to Uxbridge Square on the N side of Tithebarn Street.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Community: Caernarfon

Built-Up Area: Caernarfon

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Uxbridge Square was built by the Vaynol Estate between 1834 and 1852 as a speculative development to attract the growing professional and business class in Caernarfon. It is shown on the 1852 town plan. The gateway is an integral component of the development and is probably contemporary with the houses.

Exterior

A symmetrical composition comprising outer double gates with a central pedestrian gate, framed by 4 square coursed freestone piers, the caps of which are pyramidal to a flat centre (partly fallen to the pier centre-R). The R-hand gates are missing. The L-hand cast iron gates have tracery to the dog bars, a disc frieze to the lock rail and below the top rail, and waisted finials. The top rail is swept up at the ends. The narrow central gate is plainer, having closely-spaced dog rails and waisted finials.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as well-detailed gates and piers contributing to the architectural setting of Uxbridge Square and associated listed items in Tithebarn Street, the whole group providing a good representation of the suburban expansion of Caernarfon in the mid C19.

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