Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1780 - 1790
Entrance gates, built c.1785, comprising rendered walls with dressed limestone quoins, plinth and capping, dressed limestone walls to entrance archway with carved limestone urns and oval enamelled plaque. Square-headed pedestrian entrances with fluted carved limestone surrounds and decorative carved limestone keystones and cast-iron gates. Segmental-arch vehicular entrance with cast-iron gate, dressed limestone voussoirs and imposts.
This gateway forms a group with the gate lodge, the cathedral and the library. The regularly proportioned gate is enhanced by the carved urns and by the well-crafted stonework which is in evidence in the keystones and openings.