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Latitude: 51.4749 / 51°28'29"N
Longitude: -0.3429 / 0°20'34"W
OS Eastings: 515185
OS Northings: 176410
OS Grid: TQ151764
Mapcode National: GBR 69.VL6
Mapcode Global: VHGR2.06L4
Plus Code: 9C3XFMF4+XV
Entry Name: Former Entrance Gates and Piers to Spring Grove House (Now West Thames College)
Listing Date: 9 August 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1088095
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489671
Location: Hounslow, London, TW7
Electoral Ward/Division: Osterley and Spring Grove
Built-Up Area: Hounslow
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mary Spring Grove
Church of England Diocese: London
787/0/10121 LONDON ROAD
09-AUG-02 Former entrance gates and piers to Spr
ing Grove House (now West Thames Colle
Former Entrance Gates and Piers, Spring Grove House, London Road
Elaborate wrought iron gates set between banded brick piers with short lengths of wall either side. C.1894. Double gates with an elaborate scrolled top, with cast iron cartouches to centres, over decorative scrolled bottoms; baluster finial to central post. Square hollow piers of matching railings, supporting Ionic capitals. Flanking doors on either side with matching overthrows. Outer piers of red brick with Portland stone bases, banding and capitals. The curved, upswept outer sections of walling have Portland stone coping.
HISTORY: part of the late Victorian embellishment of Spring Grove House, undertaken for the soap magnate Andrew Pears. Pears undertook major alterations to the house between 1892 and 1894; William Catherwood was his executive architect. These are highly elaborate gates in the fashionable Louis XV style.
SOURCE: Peter Rowlands, 'Spring Grove House: A History' (2001).
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