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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SCREEN WALL AND GARDEN WALLS TO SOUTH AND EAST OF AUCKLAND CASTLE

List entry Number: 1196448

Location

SCREEN WALL AND GARDEN WALLS TO SOUTH AND EAST OF AUCKLAND CASTLE, AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
County DurhamUnitary AuthorityBishop Auckland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Apr-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 23-May-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 385605

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Details

BISHOP AUCKLAND

NZ2130 AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK 634-1/8/82 (East side (off)) 21/04/52 Screen wall and garden walls to south and east of Auckland Castle (Formerly Listed as: Screen wall to S of Auckland Castle)

GV I

Screen wall, railings and gates to garden of Auckland Castle (qv), with wall around east and north sides of garden. c1795. By James Wyatt for Bishop Shute Barrington. Ashlar screen, rubble garden wall with ashlar coping, wrought-iron gates and railings. Gothick style. Main screen wall along south side of castle garden is ashlar, and battlemented throughout. Tall octagonal turrets with arrow slits and corbelled battlements define end bays and central gateway. Gateway has canted walls with wide pointed arches flanking high pointed entrance arch, with painted panels with arms of Diocese at left and of Bishop Barrington at right above. Long walls either side have 8 wide pointed arches to left and 7 to right, filled with plain wrought-iron railings with pointed heads, as are side arches of entrance. Gates in same style have quadrant bracing to upper panels. Garden wall to left of screen is coursed squared stone with battlemented ashlar coping, and near left end has service entrance with rectangular gate piers; gates in same style as those at centre of screen. To right of screen, coursed squared stone wall continues around west and north of garden and has battlemented ashlar parapets. At east and west ends of north wall pointed arches contain 6-panel doors with shaped top panels, the west door returning to join wall below Church of St Peter (qv). (Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840: London: 1978-: 750).

Listing NGR: NZ2140630168

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Colvin, H M - Title: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 - Date: 1978 - Page References: 750

National Grid Reference: NZ 21406 30168

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