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Gates and Attached Walls at Entrance to Thornbridge Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2352 / 53°14'6"N

Longitude: -1.7057 / 1°42'20"W

OS Eastings: 419739

OS Northings: 370952

OS Grid: SK197709

Mapcode National: GBR 467.1LK

Mapcode Global: WHCD0.RYY5

Entry Name: Gates and Attached Walls at Entrance to Thornbridge Hall

Listing Date: 12 July 1967

Last Amended: 27 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 80479

Location: Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Ashford in the Water

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Ashford-in-the-Water Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

3/49 (East Side)
12.7.1967 Gates and attached
walls at entrance to
Thornbridge Hall
GV (formerly listed as Gate
piers and Gates on E and
W side of Longstone Lane)

Gates and attached walls. c1897. Gritstone, limestone rubble and wrought iron.
To either side plain square; stone piers, approximately 10 feet tall. Moulded
capitals, topped by urn finials with fluted bases, dome lid-like tops and
decorated with foliage sprays between satyr heads. Double gates to centre with
scroll decoration to sides and centre. Elaborate scrolls and leaves to top in
C18 manner. Gates originally operated by water power. Attached to west,
limestone wall with moulded copings. To east, lower wall attached with iron
railings and gate for lodge. To south, attached to each gate pier, stepped
balustered walls with intermediate square piers with moulded tops. These
continue to form a square courtyard in front of hall with square central
island, also with balustrades, At corners, large piers, topped by decorated
urns. Southern wall of courtyard of limestone rubble with gritstone coping, partly topped by semi-circular crenellations. To east corner, a gateway.
Four-centred arch door with moulded architrave. Dripmould with carved label stops. To either side, square piers topped by finials, Over doorcase, semi-circular pediment. Attached to north of each pier, seated winged merlions.
Other statues within courtyard include another winged lion to north. Dog in
fight to west of main entrance and Egyptian head to south. To south, beyond courtyard along drive, one of a former pair of urns, fluted to base and with dancing classical figure frieze. Beyond again, statue. Full size standing
figure in breeches and waistcoat with long coat held back by arms tucked
behind. Cloth turban-like hat. Set in stone quatrefoil.

Listing NGR: SK1973970952

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