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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136138
English Heritage Legacy ID: 55240
Location: Eaton, 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
SJ 4160 EATON C.P. BELGRAVE AVENUE
(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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