Bridge and medieval gateway at Walton Hall, Walton - Wakefield

Water gate, said to be medieval. Roughly-dressed well-coursed masonry largely overgrown by ivy. Central segmental archway with inner recess for doors leads to flight of 7 stone steps. Flanking turrets, from one of which it is said Oliver Cromwell fired the first swivel-cannon gun in England. The whole is surmounted by large carved wooden crucifix. The arch is in poor condition and a heavy growth of ivy conceals much of the structure from view. The bridge, which forms part of the Scheduling, is not at risk.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bridge and medieval gateway at Walton Hall
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1005791
    Local Planning Authority:
    Wakefield
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Fortified house

Location

    Building Name:
    Bridge and medieval gateway at Walton Hall
    County:
    West Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Wakefield
    Parish:
    Walton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Hemsworth
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 2 LBs

Contact Details

Giles Proctor 01904 601981