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Latitude: 51.5287 / 51°31'43"N
Longitude: -0.1721 / 0°10'19"W
OS Eastings: 526894
OS Northings: 182675
OS Grid: TQ268826
Mapcode National: GBR 56.J5
Mapcode Global: VHGQR.YTWY
Plus Code: 9C3XGRHH+F5
Entry Name: Grace Gates at Lord's Cricket Ground
Listing Date: 7 February 1996
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246985
English Heritage Legacy ID: 456104
Location: Westminster, London, NW8
Electoral Ward/Division: Regent's Park
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mark Hamilton Terrace
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2682 NE ST JOHN'S WOOD ROAD
1900-/22/10093 Grace Gates at Lord's
Gates and flanking walls and piers, erected as a memorial to W G Grace in 1923 by Herbert Baker. Cast-iron gates set within exedra of Portland stone. Two pairs of gates topped with motif of cricket ball surrounded by sun's rays, either side of central pier with single triglyph of cricket stumps under urn with English lion. In centre an inscription: 'TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM GILBERT GRACE THE GREAT CRICKETER: 1848-1915: THESE GATES WERE ERECTED: THE MCC AND OTHER FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS'. The gates set within an exedra of curved walls with moulded cornice and base. Piers with urns; swags and voussoirs over low doors giving pedestrian access to either side.
W G Grace played first-class cricket for 43 years. He was the unrivalled champion of English cricket in the late nineteenth century when the game was established in its present form.
Source: Herbert Baker, Architecture and Personalities, 1944, p.18.
Listing NGR: TQ2689482675
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