GRACE GATES AT LORD'S CRICKET GROUND

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1246985
Date first listed:
07-Feb-1996
Statutory Address:
GRACE GATES AT LORD'S CRICKET GROUND, ST JOHN'S WOOD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
GRACE GATES AT LORD'S CRICKET GROUND, ST JOHN'S WOOD ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 26894 82675

Details

TQ 2682 NE ST JOHN'S WOOD ROAD (north side) 1900-/22/10093 Grace Gates at Lord's Cricket Ground

GV II

Gates and flanking walls and piers, erected as a memorial to W G Grace in 1923 by Herbert Baker. Cast-iron gates set within exedra of Portland stone. Two pairs of gates topped with motif of cricket ball surrounded by sun's rays, either side of central pier with single triglyph of cricket stumps under urn with English lion. In centre an inscription: 'TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM GILBERT GRACE THE GREAT CRICKETER: 1848-1915: THESE GATES WERE ERECTED: THE MCC AND OTHER FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS'. The gates set within an exedra of curved walls with moulded cornice and base. Piers with urns; swags and voussoirs over low doors giving pedestrian access to either side. W G Grace played first-class cricket for 43 years. He was the unrivalled champion of English cricket in the late nineteenth century when the game was established in its present form. Source: Herbert Baker, Architecture and Personalities, 1944, p.18.



Listing NGR: TQ2689482675

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
456104
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Baker, H, Architecture and Personalities, (1944), 18

Legal

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: 05 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15397/36
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