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Small Gate in Wall West of Dorfold Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Acton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0688 / 53°4'7"N

Longitude: -2.5458 / 2°32'44"W

OS Eastings: 363524

OS Northings: 352532

OS Grid: SJ635525

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.BL3X

Mapcode Global: WH9B9.V4W7

Entry Name: Small Gate in Wall West of Dorfold Hall

Listing Date: 4 July 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56924

Location: Acton, Cheshire East, CW5

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Acton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Acton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 65 SW
Small gate in wall west
of Dorfold Hall
- II*

Gate in stone dressed opening, early C17. Removed from Nantwich and
re-erected in its present position following the demolition of the
Roger Wilbraham Almshouses in 1872 (County Records) wrought iron gate
with central sun feature, and infilling of scrolls in square bar
frame. The gate is in an ovolo moulded stone opening, with strapwork
head, surmounted by a raised pedimented canopy, which contains an
arched opening. The opening contains an acroterion-like shell feature
mounted on a scotia moulded base. The gate is flanked by niches, with
strapwork decorated semi-circular heads, which contain busts of
Elizabeth I and a male courtier. The niches are surmounted by short
lengths of projecting moulded cornice, these support heraldic lions
which flank the pediment. The gateway is set into a brick wall which
has short lengths of twice weathered stone coping both sides of the

Listing NGR: SJ6352452532

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

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