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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1175762
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159918
Location: Gilston, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, CM20
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
TL 41 SW GILSTON GILSTON LANE
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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