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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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Coordinates

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

BRAMHAM CUM OGLETHORPE BRAMHAM PARK
SE4041
LS23
7/26 Gatepiers at entrance
30.3.66 to forecourt of
Bramham Park, with
attached retaining
wall (Formerly listed
as Forecourt wall and
gatepiers)
GV I

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

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