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Gate Posts and Gate Approximately 140 Metres South East of Wood House

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.747 / 50°44'49"N

Longitude: -3.9046 / 3°54'16"W

OS Eastings: 265728

OS Northings: 95884

OS Grid: SX657958

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.7BRJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27Q3.DPS

Plus Code: 9C2RP3WW+Q5

Entry Name: Gate Posts and Gate Approximately 140 Metres South East of Wood House

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106029

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94983

Location: Wood House, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Description


SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON

1/186 Gate posts and gates approximately
140 metres south-east of Wood
House
GV II*


Gate posts and gates between farm drive and landscaped gardens. 1899-1905 by Thomas
Mawson. Granite ashlar posts and wrought iron gates. The gate posts are square in
section with chamfered plinths and soffit-moulded flat caps. The double gates are
hung on wrought iron piers. They are fall height with double lockbar enriched with
scrolls and have dograils of arrowheads. Alternative rails are twisted. Other
fleur-de-lys and scroll ornament and ornate central crestwork in the manner of an
overthrow.
This gateway is part of an extensive landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go
with the rebuilding of Wood House. Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as
one of his major achievements.
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.


Listing NGR: SX6572895884

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