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Golden Gates and Overthrow, Screens and Pair of Wing Lodges

A Grade I Listed Building in Eaton and Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1404 / 53°8'25"N

Longitude: -2.8791 / 2°52'44"W

OS Eastings: 341288

OS Northings: 360722

OS Grid: SJ412607

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.635B

Mapcode Global: WH88M.RB5B

Entry Name: Golden Gates and Overthrow, Screens and Pair of Wing Lodges

Listing Date: 4 June 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55240

Location: Eaton and Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester, CH4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Eaton and Eccleston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(East end) Eaton Park

9/44 Golden Gates and
Overthrow, screens, and
pair of wing lodges


Central pair of gates and adjacent screen railings, early C18, by
Robert and John Davies of Croes Foel; side gates and screens, c.1880,
by Alfred Waterhouse (maker, Skidmore of Coventry); lodges, c.1880, by
Alfred Waterhouse. Gates and screens of wrought iron, painted gold
and black; lodges of stone. Pair of central gates, each with quadrant
head, hung in round-arched screen between square openwork wrought iron
piers. The fine ornamentation, with motifs typical of the Davies
Bros. work, is confined to the quadrants of the gates, the screen, the
piers and the overthrow. To each side of the gate piers is a fixed
screen with a wheel-shaped ornamental upper panel (Davies Bros.).
Waterhouse's design of the side gates and wing screens complements the
Davies Bros. work.
A pair of single storey one room lodges with steep hipped roofs of
shaped tiles terminate the composition in early French Renaissance
Chateau style: each has a heavy stone sentry-box porch, a corbelled
balustrade at eaves and a tall, cone-topped shaped circular chimney.
The Davies Bros. gates and screens are of national importance. Ifor
Edwards, The Davies Bros. Gatesmiths, Welsh Arts Council, 1977, gives
a full description and assessment.

Listing NGR: SJ4128860723

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