Survey Data

Reg No

15702937


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Gates/railings/walls


In Use As

Gates/railings/walls


Date

1850 - 1855


Coordinates

275866, 129864


Date Recorded

08/01/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Gateway, built 1854, on a symmetrical plan comprising pair of tuck pointed granite ashlar piers on moulded cushion courses on plinths having ogee cornices below shallow pyramidal capping supporting spear head-detailed cast-iron double gates with tuck pointed granite ashlar outer piers having ogee cornices below shallow pyramidal capping supporting spear head-detailed cast-iron gates. Road fronted at entrance to grounds of Berkeley Forest House.

Appraisal

A gateway forming part of a neat self-contained group alongside an adjacent gate lodge (see 15702936) with the resulting ensemble not only making a pleasing visual statement in a sylvan street scene at the entrance on to the grounds of the Berkeley Forest House estate, but also clearly illustrating the continued development or "improvement" of the estate by John St. George Deane DL (1801-79).