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Golden Gates and Attached Walls at Elvaston Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Elvaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8891 / 52°53'20"N

Longitude: -1.3964 / 1°23'46"W

OS Eastings: 440711

OS Northings: 332580

OS Grid: SK407325

Mapcode National: GBR 7GP.V32

Mapcode Global: WHDH1.JM8Z

Entry Name: Golden Gates and Attached Walls at Elvaston Castle

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83015

Location: Elvaston, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Elvaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Elvaston-cum-Thulston-cum-Ambaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 43 SW

(West Side)
Golden Gates and Attached Walls at Elvaston Castle


Gates, railings and attached walls. C18 gates re-erected at
Elvaston in mid C19 for the Earl of Harrington by his gardener
William Barron, with attached mid C19 walls. Painted iron gates
and railings with marble clad piers and ashlar walls. Large
pair of gates to centre with railings to either side ending in
large square piers, attached to the far side of which there are
curved walls. The gates have the rails grouped in bunches of
three and the central rail of each is topped by a large arrow
head finial. Each gate has two decorative scrolled wrought iron
panels. Similar smaller panels to open square posts to either
side, each of which is topped by a lantern, set on scrolled
feet. Above the gates, between the posts, there is an ornate
overthrow with a coronet finial and a central circle inscribed
'H H and Deo et Rege'. Railings on either side stand on a stone
plinth and have small gates to each side of the main gate posts.
To base the railings have a row of upright flame finials, near
the top they have a double row of upright and inverted flame
finials and above again each rail has an arrow head finial.
Large marble clad piers to either end are surmounted by large
stone statues and attached to far side of each there are curved
walls which have deep tapering plinths and ridgeback copings,
plus small piers at regular intervals with cruciform shaped
ridgeback coping stones. Erected during the creation of the
lavish gardens, designed by William Barron between 1830 and
1860, which are included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens
Register at Grade II*. The gates reputedly belonged to Napoleon
and were originally sited in Paris.

Listing NGR: SK4071132580

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