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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: 1322811



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


District: County Durham

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Sedgefield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Feb-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 112141

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NZ 32 NW 346288 SEDGEFIELD A 177 (West side, off) 6/28 29/4/52 Gothick Gatehouse to Hardwick Park ( previously listed as Artificial Ruin) II*

Gothick Gatehouse. Circa 1764 by James Paine for John Burdon. Sandstone ashlar. Long, rectangular-plan gatehouse with circular tower attached to rear of left return. Built as a sham ruin in Gothick style and incorporating medieval masonry from Guisborough Priory. Chamfered plinth and stepped buttresses. Front has pointed arch under hoodmould leading into through passage with quadripartite rib vault (probably from Guisborough Priory). Fragments of first-floor band to right of entrance. Ruinous flanking walls. Circular tower, said to contain spiral staircase, has triple-chamfered plinth and Tudor-arched doorway; similar doorway and flat band above; upper stages of tower missing. Rear has similar pointed passage arch flanked by small semi-octagonal towers; circular window in fragment of wall to left. Ruinous at time of survey.

The Serpentine Bridge and Gothick Gatehouse formed part of a set of 7 landscape buildings designed by James Paine for Hardwick Park. The remaining buildings have either disappeared or are too fragmentary to merit listing.

Listing NGR: NZ3462028838

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National Grid Reference: NZ 34620 28838


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