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Snape Barn Garden Walls with Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Wadhurst, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0486 / 51°2'54"N

Longitude: 0.3187 / 0°19'7"E

OS Eastings: 562621

OS Northings: 130250

OS Grid: TQ626302

Mapcode National: GBR NSB.3F3

Mapcode Global: FRA C6KB.V9P

Plus Code: 9F3228X9+CF

Entry Name: Snape Barn Garden Walls with Railings

Listing Date: 23 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246105

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487609

Location: Wadhurst, Wealden, East Sussex, TN5

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Wadhurst

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Tidebrook St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Snape Barn Garden Walls


Garden walls. Circa 1904 by Sir George Barham, founder of Express Dairies but reusing c1700 cast iron railings from the forecourt of St Paul's Cathedral by Sir Christopher Wren. Roughly rectangular garden walls of local sandstone seven feet high with eight courses, the top one being a capping triangular in section, except along the south side where the wall is lower with curved ends and there are cast iron railings set into the wall of a baluster pattern with spear finals. The entrance gates in the centre of the north side also are made from these railings.
HISTORY: These railings are considered to have been the first railings wholly cast in iron and Sir Christopher Wren had them made at a Gloucester forge. Sir George Barham made a contribution of ?10 to the Cathedral Decoration Fund at the suggestion of the Dean. The walls are shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1910.

Listing NGR: TQ6262130250

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