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Garden Walls,and Pier at North West Corner at Gilston Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Gilston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7984 / 51°47'54"N

Longitude: 0.0901 / 0°5'24"E

OS Eastings: 544221

OS Northings: 213151

OS Grid: TL442131

Mapcode National: GBR LD8.CKM

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.H2Z5

Entry Name: Garden Walls,and Pier at North West Corner at Gilston Park

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159918

Location: Gilston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM20

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Gilston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Gilston with Eastwick

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(west side)

2/42 Garden walls, and pier
at NW corner at Gilston Park


Garden walls. C18, reconstructed 1851 in works by P C Hardwick
for John Hodgson Esq at Gilston Park (date on Gardener's Cottage
at SW corner). Tall red brick walls 13.5" thick in Flemish bond.
Heavy flat slate coping slabs. Taller square pier at NW corner
nearest drive, with moulded stone capping and ball finial.
Pilaster buttresses at intervals on inner face. Older brickwork
in sandy red bricks incorporating large pebbles, and irregular
vitrified headers. Sloping buttresses added on inner face of W
wall. Pilasters on outer face of N wall in area where wall has
been raised for C19 green houses inside. Brick courses follow
the natural slope and the N and S walls are carried over a brook
on round arches. Door in S wall has flat gauged arch.
Gardener's Cottage much altered and not of special interest. A
large rectangular walled kitchen garden, the walls reconstructed
as part of the works by P C Hardwick at Gilston Park and of
special interest as a late dated example of this traditional
feature of the English country house.

Listing NGR: TL4422113151

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