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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
Entry Name: Gate Posts and Gate Approximately 140 Metres South East of Wood House
Listing Date: 4 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106029
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94983
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
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
SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON
1/186 Gate posts and gates approximately
140 metres south-east of Wood
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
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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