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Piers and Gates at Witton Castle North Entrance, with Wall to Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Witton-le-Wear, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6711 / 54°40'16"N

Longitude: -1.7721 / 1°46'19"W

OS Eastings: 414796

OS Northings: 530696

OS Grid: NZ147306

Mapcode National: GBR JG2F.49

Mapcode Global: WHC50.RVBF

Entry Name: Piers and Gates at Witton Castle North Entrance, with Wall to Bridge

Listing Date: 30 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111384

Location: Evenwood and Barony, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Evenwood and Barony

Built-Up Area: Witton-le-Wear

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Witton-le-Wear

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 13 SW
(East side, off)
1/19 Piers and gates
at Witton Castle
north entrance,
with wall to bridge


Gates, gate piers and lower wall-end piers. Probably c.1810. Sandstone blocks
with ashlar dressings; wrought iron gates. Castellated piers. 2 wide round
gate piers, about 3 metres high, with coarse rustication, have top bands and
raised battlemented coping. 4 moulded rectangular blank panels on each band.
Flanking piers about one metre high end boundary wall and have ogee-domed
coping; low wall with rusticated coping links north pier to Witton Bridge
(q.v.). Gates have spear heads on straight top rail; linked scrolls; twisted
spike-topped dog bars.

Listing NGR: NZ1479030700

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

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