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Gate Piers, Steps and Wall Opposite Junction with Dallas Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0485 / 54°2'54"N

Longitude: -2.805 / 2°48'18"W

OS Eastings: 347388

OS Northings: 461687

OS Grid: SD473616

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVM.JH

Mapcode Global: WH846.WHGQ

Entry Name: Gate Piers, Steps and Wall Opposite Junction with Dallas Road

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383213

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/6/180 (North side)
Gate piers, steps and wall opposite
junction with Dallas Road


Pair of gate piers, steps and retaining wall to the terraced
gardens of Nos 20 & 22 Castle Park (qv). Mid C18, altered
c1866. One of 3 flights laid out by Allan Harrison in his
extended garden. Sandstone ashlar and coursed and squared
rubble. The piers are square in plan with a pilaster on each
face and have a pronounced cornice. The eastern pier is topped
by an urn on an elaborately moulded base, the urn to the
western pier was removed c1990. The gate piers now stand at
the top of a flight of plain C19 steps and at the bottom of a
flight of 15 mid C18 steps with nosings. The retaining walls
are battered and watershot, approx 4m high, and extend approx
20m westwards from the bottom of the steps and 15m eastwards.
HISTORY: Meeting House Lane was widened in 1866 to cope with
the increased traffic generated by the railway station, and
consequently the wall was rebuilt approx 5m north of its
original alignment.

Listing NGR: SD4738861687

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

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