Survey Data

Reg No

30328019


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Technical


Original Use

Gates/railings/walls


Date

1840 - 1880


Coordinates

72476, 239751


Date Recorded

28/08/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding gateway, built c.1860, comprising round-arch vehicular entrance flanked by lower round-arch pedestrian entrances. Roughly dressed granite rubble-work walls with later rubble-stone buttresses and remains of render to rear elevation, rendered red brick crenellations over render cornice with central cross finial. Granite voussoirs and block-and-start surrounds to entrances. Decorative double-leaf cast-iron gates to middle entrance.

Appraisal

This fine gateway, formerly the entrance to an abbey, reflects the important role that religious orders played in communities such as Roundstone. The gateway has a restrained monumental quality.