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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: 1297645



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bishop Auckland

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Apr-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 23-May-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 385599

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NZ2130 AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK 634-1/8/81 (East side) 21/04/52 Auckland Castle entrance gateway (Formerly Listed as: MARKET PLACE Entrance Gateway to the Castle)


Castle gateway with gates. 1760. By Sir Thomas Robinson of Rokeby for Bishop William Trevor. Ashlar with ashlar dressings and lead roofs. Gothick style. Vehicle arch in high gate flanked by lower screen walls with pedestrian arches. Moulded pointed arch rests on impost and chamfered pilasters, flanked by triple shafts with clasping rings which end in tall octagonal spirelets with bud finials. Recessed pairs of Gothic daggers in spandrels. Narrow set back side sections have niches with ogee heads, below pierced quatrefoils. Architrave, frieze and cornice, in manner of Classical entablature, and battlemented parapet. Square clock tower set on sloping, lead-covered plinth behind parapet, has angle pilasters with ball-topped obelisk finials, and swept low pyramidal lead spire with ball finial. Clocks on east and west fronts, blind quatrefoils with cross slits on north and south. Central arch has quadripartite ribs, and pointed arched door surround and oak panelled door in south wall. Flanking lower side walls have moulded, pointed arches, and eaves string below battlements. Rear elevation similar to front. Vehicle and pedestrian gates have spear-headed alternate principals and dogbars; pedestrian arches have wrought-iron guards in arch heads. (Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840: London: 1978-: 703).

Listing NGR: NZ2130030124

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 703

National Grid Reference: NZ 21300 30124


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