Survey Data

Reg No

50020529


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Technical


Original Use

Gates/railings/walls


In Use As

Gates/railings/walls


Date

1755 - 1760


Coordinates

315996, 233987


Date Recorded

27/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Tripartite entrance screen to Provost's House, built 1759. Comprising ashlar granite piers with vermiculated bands, carved caps and plinths, flanking vehicular entrance, and set in ashlar granite boundary wall having pair of round-headed recesses with square-headed pedestrian gates surrounded by granite architraves and keystones. Vehicular entrance having double-leaf cast-iron gates with openwork cast-iron piers, and double-leaf timber panelled gates, with elaborate cast- and wrought-iron panel above. Single-leaf timber panelled doors to pedestrian entrances. Cobbled yard with granite slab paths and wrought-iron gate stops in granite setts.

Appraisal

A well composed entrance that both screens and provides tantalizing views of the Provost's House. It is an eye catching addition to the urban landscape. The high quality stone and iron work combine to create an entrance befitting the significant house within. The heavy vermiculated stone carving and elaborate wrought-iron add to its setting and context.