Survey Data

Reg No

22105076


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Gates/railings/walls


In Use As

Gates/railings/walls


Date

1780 - 1790


Coordinates

207765, 140417


Date Recorded

20/06/2005


Date Updated

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Description

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.

Appraisal

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.