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Gates and Railings to S Entrance to Springfield

A Grade II Listed Building in Worcester, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1988 / 52°11'55"N

Longitude: -2.2261 / 2°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 384639

OS Northings: 255646

OS Grid: SO846556

Mapcode National: GBR 1G4.20N

Mapcode Global: VH92M.CZHR

Entry Name: Gates and Railings to S Entrance to Springfield

Listing Date: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063861

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488592

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1

County: Worcestershire

District: Worcester

Town: Worcester

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedral

Built-Up Area: Worcester

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Worcester St George with St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text


WORCESTER

SO8455NE BRITANNIA SQUARE
620-1/8/694 Gates and railings to S.
entrance to Springfield

GV II

Southern entrance to Springfield comprising pair of drive gates,
pedestrian gate and associated hinge-posts, flanking railings
together with end-posts, plinth and pillars. Gates and hinge
posts are considered neither to match nor to be original to this
entrance but all probably early C19 with the railings and
stonework being contemporary with the house. Wrought-iron,
cast-iron, timber, and sandstone. Overall length of gateway
approx. 18m. between square stone pillars approx. 2m. high with
pyramidal tops and incised with simplified form of Greek Key
decoration. Line of gates and railings set back from pillars and
site boundary by approx. 3m. End-sections of railings and plinth
curved in plan to link to pillars. Paired gate opening approx.
5m. wide with pedestrian gate to right. Gates set asymmetrically
off-centre right. Height of gates and railings approx. 1.75m.;
railings set on 0.3m. high stone plinth. Intermediate posts to
railings are square-section with anthemion terminations,
otherwise circular, alternate full height and third height, the
former with smaller cast anthemium finials, the latter with
fluted arrowheads. Terminations to railings at gate ends are
cast-iron skeleton posts incorporating anthemion cap, Greek Key
motif, diagonal cross-bracing and dog bars to match railings.
Scrolled stays to rear of intermediate posts. Hinge-posts are
cylindrical cast-iron decorated with raised strapwork and
mouldings to part-spherical caps and further decorative finials;
identified in casting as being by Bayliss Ltd. of London. One of
the posts is a timber replica. The gates are square-section,
full-height bars with pointed tops Decoration limited to bobbins
to centre of each gate together with C scrolls to ends and
centre.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the First Edition O.S. Map of 1886 shows the
present entrance layout but without the side pedestrian access
and gates apparently symmetrically positioned.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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