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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SP 44264 16716


BLENHEIM SP4416NW 9/40 Woodstock Gate 27/08/57 (Formerly listed as Triumphal Arch) GV I Triumphal arch. 1723, by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Limestone ashlar. Keyed semi-circular archway flanked by 2 orders of Corinthian columns set on panelled plinth and supporting entablature with inscription set on narrow attic. Rusticated flanking walls, terminated by drum piers, has C18 panelled doors set in semi-circular arched doorways with lions' heads carved on keystones. The gateway was built to provide a more convenient entrance for visitors from Woodstock. The flanking doors were made before 1710 for the garden east of the palace and moved here in 1773. The builders were Peisley and Townesend. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p474; National Monuments Record; K. Downes: Hawksmoor: 1959, pp204-5, 282; D. Green: Blenheim Palace: 1951, pp256, 273; Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4426416716


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Books and journals
Downes, K, Hawksmoor, (1969), 204-5
Green, D, Blenheim Palace, (1951), 256,273
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 474
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire


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

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Date: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04884/34
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