GATE POSTS AND GATES APPROXIMATELY 350 METRES SOUTH WEST OF WOOD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1305916
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1988
Statutory Address:
GATE POSTS AND GATES APPROXIMATELY 350 METRES SOUTH WEST OF WOOD HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
GATE POSTS AND GATES APPROXIMATELY 350 METRES SOUTH WEST OF WOOD HOUSE

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

County:
Devon
District:
West Devon (District Authority)
Parish:
South Tawton
National Grid Reference:
SX6529795712

Details

SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON

1/188 Gate posts and gates approximately 350 metres south-west of Wood House GV II

Gate posts and gates to the main entrance drive of Wood House (q.v.). 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite ashlar with some roughcast brick or stone rubble; wrought iron gates. Plan and description: the gateway is set back a short distance from the road to the west. Granite ashlar gate posts are square in section with chamfered plinths and soffit-moulded caps surmounted by obelisks with wrought iron fleur-de-lys finials. The gate piers and full height double gates are wrought iron. Double lock bars and double top rails infilled with scrollwork. The gate piers are surmounted by scrolled finials and the centre of the gateway has an ornate crest in the manner of an overthrow. The top panel of each gate contains an heraldic device in a circular frame. Either side of the gate posts a wall projects outward then turns at an angle projecting forwards and outwards. This wall is made up of roughcast panels defined by rusticated granite ashlar. In front a low quadrant fence of plain granite posts with iron rails between. This is the main gateway to the drive through the grounds to Wood House. It is part of the extensive landscaped garden scheme conceived by Mawson to go with the rebuilding of Wood House (q.v.). Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as one of his major achievements. Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.

Listing NGR: SX6529795712

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
94985
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Mawson, T H , The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (1907)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 11 Devon,

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 21 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04844/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ken Vincent. Source Historic England Archive
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