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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.


List entry Number: 1203507



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Blenheim

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1957

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 253026

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SP 44264 16716


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