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Lion Gate

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0197 / 52°1'11"N

Longitude: 0.2186 / 0°13'6"E

OS Eastings: 552332

OS Northings: 238023

OS Grid: TL523380

Mapcode National: GBR MC2.830

Mapcode Global: VHHL3.QHXJ

Plus Code: 9F422699+VC

Entry Name: Lion Gate

Listing Date: 1 November 1972

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370376

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


669-1/3/334 Lion Gate
(Formerly Listed as:
Lion Gate)


Principal gateway to Audley End House (qv). Re-built 1786.
Oolitic stone, now colourwashed. Central large carriageway and
smaller side footways, all with semicircular arched heads set
between inner and outer piers with recessed panelled
pilasters, footways have walling with recessed panels above.
Attic storey over central arch has inscription panel with date
of 1786 and surmounting Coade stone gorged lion on a chapeau
inscribed `Coade, London'. Also, draped oval Coade stone urns
surmount the flanking piers. Lower terminal piers also have
smaller similar urns, to W of Coade stone, to E in imitation.
The date, 1616 is set in the spandrels of the centre gate
arch. Wrought-iron, leaf decorated 2-leaved gates to each
archway with subsidiary iron gate piers to central archway.
All paired gates have a dropped swept centre and spear head
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Ratcliffe E: Essex:
London: 1965-: 65).

Listing NGR: TL5233238023

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

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