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Latitude: 52.1026 / 52°6'9"N
Longitude: 1.0487 / 1°2'55"E
OS Eastings: 608897
OS Northings: 249302
OS Grid: TM088493
Mapcode National: GBR TM5.1ZF
Mapcode Global: VHLBK.4F80
Entry Name: Gateway, 60 Metres North West of Nettlestead Chace
Listing Date: 9 December 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250946
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433501
Location: Nettlestead, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Nettlestead
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Nettlestead
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
TM 04 NE
Gateway, 60 metres north-west of Nettlestead Chace
Gateway, late C16. Probably the surviving fragment of a wall once surrounding
the base court of Nettlestead Hall (now known as Nettlestead Chace). In the
C16 the manor was held by the Wentworth family; 2 shields in the spandrels of
the archway bear the quarterings of Thomas, 2nd Lord Wentworth (1525-83) and
his second wife Anne (d.1571). The structure is about 5 metres high and wide,
of plastered brick with well-carved but much-weathered dressings of limestone.
The archway has a semi-circular head on moulded imposts and the spandrels are
enriched with egg-and-dart moulding. On either side is a Roman Doric pilaster
on a square plinth carved with a diamond motif. These support an entablature
with a triangular pediment containing within the tympanum rich carving which
has eroded away. The cornice above the pediments and the parapet were added
c.1800 when the surviving fragments of walling on either side were also
remodelled. The pair of wrought iron gates are of C19 or C20. An etching by
H. Davy made in 1823 shows the gateway with enrichment clearly shown. For
photographs and illustrations of heraldry, Suffolk Houses: Sandon: 1977.
Listing NGR: TM0889749302
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