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Entrance Gates and Lodges to Bowes Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barnard Castle, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5409 / 54°32'27"N

Longitude: -1.9159 / 1°54'57"W

OS Eastings: 405538

OS Northings: 516183

OS Grid: NZ055161

Mapcode National: GBR HH2X.0Z

Mapcode Global: WHB4L.J4W6

Entry Name: Entrance Gates and Lodges to Bowes Museum

Listing Date: 29 September 1954

Last Amended: 28 November 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388780

Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Barnard Castle

Built-Up Area: Barnard Castle

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barnard Castle with Whorlton

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


770-1/7/150 (North side)
29/09/54 Entrance gates and lodges to Bowes
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Entrance gates to Bowes Museum and
Lodges to Bowes Museum)


Entrance lodges and gates to Bowes Museum (qv). c1885. By J
Pellechet; builder JE Watson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. For John
Bowes. Sandstone ashlar, Lakeland slate roofs and ashlar
chimneys; ashlar piers and walls with wrought-iron railings
and gates. One-storey, 3-window, lodges flank entrance with
central vehicle and side pedestrian gates. French Baroque
EXTERIOR: lodges have high pecked plinths; channelled
rustication with cross-casement windows, rustication
continuing along outer voussoirs; triple keys rise to
balustraded roof parapet. Low-pitched roofs have chimneys at
front and rear with swept coping. Inner returns towards
carriageway have central double 6-panel doors and 2 windows; 2
pairs of windows in rear. INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: low walls with wide chamfered coping
continue from plinths of lodges and are interrupted by squared
piers, all with channelled rustication, to pedestrian and
vehicle gates. Piers have cornice and blocking course, the
central pair taller with elaborate wrought-iron lamp finials.
Lamps are octagonal with high dome and raised cone-and-spike
tops. Railings with shaped heads are set on rail except for
panel principals and rear stays set into walls. Spike dogbars
to railings and gates. Pedestrian gates have scrolled
cresting. Vehicle gates tall, with serpentine heads with
richly designed and gilded cresting rising to delicate top
Entrance gates listed 22.02.73.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner: County Durham: Harmondsworth:
1983-: 88).

Listing NGR: NZ0553816183

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