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Screen Wall and Garden Walls to South and East of Auckland Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6661 / 54°39'58"N

Longitude: -1.6696 / 1°40'10"W

OS Eastings: 421406

OS Northings: 530168

OS Grid: NZ214301

Mapcode National: GBR JGSH.B3

Mapcode Global: WHC52.BZ57

Entry Name: Screen Wall and Garden Walls to South and East of Auckland Castle

Listing Date: 21 April 1952

Last Amended: 23 May 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196448

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385605

Location: Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bishop Auckland

Built-Up Area: Bishop Auckland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Bishop Auckland

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


634-1/8/82 (East side (off))
21/04/52 Screen wall and garden walls to
south and east of Auckland Castle
(Formerly Listed as:
Screen wall to S of Auckland Castle)


Screen wall, railings and gates to garden of Auckland Castle
(qv), with wall around east and north sides of garden. c1795.
By James Wyatt for Bishop Shute Barrington. Ashlar screen,
rubble garden wall with ashlar coping, wrought-iron gates and
railings. Gothick style. Main screen wall along south side of
castle garden is ashlar, and battlemented throughout. Tall
octagonal turrets with arrow slits and corbelled battlements
define end bays and central gateway. Gateway has canted walls
with wide pointed arches flanking high pointed entrance arch,
with painted panels with arms of Diocese at left and of Bishop
Barrington at right above. Long walls either side have 8 wide
pointed arches to left and 7 to right, filled with plain
wrought-iron railings with pointed heads, as are side arches
of entrance. Gates in same style have quadrant bracing to
upper panels. Garden wall to left of screen is coursed squared
stone with battlemented ashlar coping, and near left end has
service entrance with rectangular gate piers; gates in same
style as those at centre of screen. To right of screen,
coursed squared stone wall continues around west and north of
garden and has battlemented ashlar parapets. At east and west
ends of north wall pointed arches contain 6-panel doors with
shaped top panels, the west door returning to join wall below
Church of St Peter (qv).
(Colvin H: A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects
1600-1840: London: 1978-: 750).

Listing NGR: NZ2140630168

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