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Gate and Gatepiers at Abbey Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6472 / 52°38'49"N

Longitude: -1.1308 / 1°7'50"W

OS Eastings: 458907

OS Northings: 305848

OS Grid: SK589058

Mapcode National: GBR FHD.BY

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.LQRG

Entry Name: Gate and Gatepiers at Abbey Park

Listing Date: 15 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469255

Location: Leicester, LE4

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

(south west side)

718/4/10094 Gate and Gatepiers at
Abbey Park


Gates and gatepiers with attached wall and railings. 1882. Designed by James Tait. Red brick with ashlar dressings and wrought iron railings and gates. Central brick gatepier square with ashlar chamfered corners and moulded ashlar plinth. Upper section has single ogee headed Gothic canopy with pinnacles to both road and park fronts. Topped with blind ashlar battlements and ashlar ogee cap with ornate finial. Either side a pair of wrought iron gates with alternate spears topped with fleur-de-lys. Beyond single arched pedestrian gates between square brick gatepiers with ashlar plinths; quoins and caps. Moulded segmental linking arch topped with battlements. Inner gatepiers topped with late C20 iron lamps. Either side low brick walls with brick and ashlar chamfered caps and plain wrought iron. railings, in serpentine curves approximately 30 metres long terminating at either end in square brick piers with moulded ashlar caps decorated with double battlements. These railings and gates were erected as the main entrance to Abbey Park laid out by Barron & Son after a competition held in 1870. The park was opened in 1882.

Listing NGR: SK5890705848

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