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Park Wall Facing School Lane and 2 Pairs of Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Gate to Princess Helena College, Opposite Crunnell's Green

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.908 / 51°54'28"N

Longitude: -0.2844 / 0°17'3"W

OS Eastings: 518112

OS Northings: 224666

OS Grid: TL181246

Mapcode National: GBR H6G.6YB

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.09ZN

Plus Code: 9C3XWP58+66

Entry Name: Park Wall Facing School Lane and 2 Pairs of Gatepiers and Flanking Walls at Main Gate to Princess Helena College, Opposite Crunnell's Green

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162901

Location: Preston, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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9/109 Park wall facing School Lane
and 2 pairs of gatepiers and
flanking walls at Main Gate
to Princess Helena College,
opposite Crunnell's Green


Park wall and 2 pairs of gatepiers and flanking walls. Circa 1908 by
E.L. Lutyens as entrance to Temple Dinsley for H.G. Fenwick. Present
pair of iron gates after 1935 for Princess Helena College. Park wall
plum brick in English-bond with tile creasing to half-round coping
bricks above sloping scarcement. Lighter red bricks for angle of
semi-circular embayment to gates. Similar but narrower light red brick
and Portland stone dressings to gatepiers. Wall about 1.75M high
interrupted by 2 gateways asymmetrically placed in semi-circle.
Northerly gateway in use as main entrance to college. Other has field
gate and formerly led to farm buildings. 4 piers identical, about 5ft x
2.5ft x loft high with broader faces to front and rear. Each has a
squared stone plinth projecting slightly and is capped by an
overhanging stone moulded cornice with swept locking semi-
circular wide niche with moulded sill and apron, hemicycle gauged brick
and tile head. Keystone to arch and recessed spandrels. Brick check for
gate with hollow chamfered stone top. Both faces of all 4 piers the
same. Excellent brick craftsmanship.

Listing NGR: TL1811224666

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