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Gatepiers at Entrance to Forecourt of Bramham Park with Attached Retaining Wall

A Grade I Listed Building in Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8706 / 53°52'14"N

Longitude: -1.3789 / 1°22'43"W

OS Eastings: 440939

OS Northings: 441778

OS Grid: SE409417

Mapcode National: GBR LRTP.87

Mapcode Global: WHDB6.SZL3

Entry Name: Gatepiers at Entrance to Forecourt of Bramham Park with Attached Retaining Wall

Listing Date: 30 March 1966

Last Amended: 3 December 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342187

Location: Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Leeds, LS23

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Bramham cum Oglethorpe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Lower Wharfe

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

7/26 Gatepiers at entrance
30.3.66 to forecourt of
Bramham Park, with
attached retaining
wall (Formerly listed
as Forecourt wall and

Double set of gatepiers, with attached retaining wall to forecourt. Early C18.
Magnesian limestone ashlar, and coursed rubble. Gates at outer entrance guarded
by a pair of sphinxes mounted on rectangular pedestals, these linked by low walls,
L-shaped in plan, to a set-back pair of massive clustered piers, which have
pilasters on 4 sides and detached columns on 3 sides, all these decorated with
vermiculated bands, with joined-up entablature and very prominent cornice, and
each surmounted by an heraldic beast displaying a shield and looking towards
the house. Included in the item is the straight retaining wall running from
the outer side of these piers for the full width of the forecourt; this wall
is of rubble, with a rounded coping.

Listing NGR: SE4093941778

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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