Walls, Piers, Steps, Gates And Railings In Front Of Tanfield Hall

14 May 2000
Walls, Piers, Steps, Gates And Railings In Front Of Tanfield Hall, Front Street, Stanley, Derwentside, Durham
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

NZ 1855 STANLEY FRONT STREET (North side) Tanfield 18/181 Walls, piers, steps, 19/7/50 gates and railings in front of Tanfield Hall GV I Walls, piers, steps, gates and railings. Early C18. Coursed squared sandstone walls with ashlar coping; ashlar piers: stone steps; wrought iron gates, gatepiers and railings.

Retaining wall to garden in front of house has projecting coping and supports tall spearhead railings. Central flight of steps, the lowest swept, to high gates, with dog-bars and scrolled half-rail below further intermediate bar; central panel with leafy urn shape. Elaborate overthrow with broad scrolled band holding central monogram roundel; scrolled cresting raised at centre, with similar roundel and vane, and at ends above square wrought-iron piers with similar ornament. Scrolled spandrel panels between these piers and the railings.

Each section of wall has central pilasters supporting decorative iron panel; left and right ends of wall rise into square, corniced stone piers.

At left, adjacent to wall, 2 tall, square stone piers with pulvinated rustication have wide cornices and ball finials.

Listing NGR: NZ1887455432


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0486 IOE Records taken by Bob Cottrell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Bob Cottrell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cottrell, Bob

Rights Holder: Cottrell, Bob


Ashlar, Sandstone, Wrought Iron, Stuart Revetment, Georgian Monument (By Form), Wall, Barrier, Gate, Unassigned, Gate Pier, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Railings