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

Name: GATES, GATEPIERS AND FLANKING WALLS AT MAIN ENTRANCE TO PARK AT BEECHWOOD PARK SCHOOL

List entry Number: 1348457

Location

GATES, GATEPIERS AND FLANKING WALLS AT MAIN ENTRANCE TO PARK AT BEECHWOOD PARK SCHOOL

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

County District District Type Parish
HertfordshireDacorumDistrict AuthorityFlamstead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 157787

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Details

FLAMSTEAD BEECHWOOD PARK TL 01 SE (West side) 4/11 Gates, gatepiers and - flanking walls at main entrance to park at Beechwood Park School - II*

Gates, gatepiers and flanking walls. C18 (probably c.1760 by Sir William Chambers then working on interiors at mansion) for Sebright family. Wrought ironwork, Portland stone piers, red brick walls in Flemish-bond with moulded brick coping. At the centre of a concave sweep of 2M high brick walls as seen from road stand 2 widely spaced 5M tall stone piers with urns flanking a long wrought iron screen containing central double gates, standards, and side-gates with lower overthrows of scrolled ironwork. Delicately detailed 1M square stone piers each with shaft of channelled rustication, each block with vermiculated face and drafted margin to joint, projecting low moulded base, moulded necking, plain frieze and moulded cornice to cap topped by Baroque vigorously carved large urn set high on concave base. Gates and standards have dog-bars in bottom panels, and scrolled bracket to side of higher standard adjoining with another scrolled panel at head. Old photographs show scrolled terminals to both of the standards and an armorial scrolled great overthrow to the central span. This now lies rusting near the school.

Listing NGR: TL0532514322

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National Grid Reference: TL 05325 14322

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