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Park Gates and Screen Walls to Park Head Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Coundon, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6742 / 54°40'26"N

Longitude: -1.6439 / 1°38'38"W

OS Eastings: 423061

OS Northings: 531068

OS Grid: NZ230310

Mapcode National: GBR JGYD.W7

Mapcode Global: WHC52.QSD2

Entry Name: Park Gates and Screen Walls to Park Head Farm

Listing Date: 6 May 1986

Last Amended: 23 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 385628

Location: County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Coundon

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


NZ23SW A 688
634-1/2/6 (North side (off))
06/05/86 Park gates and screen walls to Park
Head Farm
(Formerly Listed as:
Auckland Castle Park: Park gates and
screen walls, Park Head Farm)


Screen and gateway at former entrance to Auckland Castle Park,
with gates, piers and flanking walls. Late C18. Piers and
principal walls ashlar, partly rusticated; flanking walls
coursed squared stone with ashlar coping; wrought-iron gates.
Two tall pedimented gate piers have plinths, bands,
round-headed niche with keystone, and vermiculated rustication
to panels. Flanking short sections of high wall with plinth
contain oeuil-de-boeuf panels with rusticated keystones and
end in lower piers with plinths and low pyramidal coping.
Similar piers terminate lower serpentine walls of coursed
squared stone with ramped ashlar coping. Wrought-iron gates of
early C19 type have paired middle rails crossed by quadrant
bracing to spike-headed uprights and dogbars. From these
piers, lower walls continue to the join the outbuildings of
Park Head Farm at left (qv) and to return as field boundary
wall at right.
Said to have possible association with a design by James
Wyatt, gates similar to those in Wyatt's inner screen to
Auckland Castle (qv).

Listing NGR: NZ2306131067

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

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