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Gates House

A Grade II Listed Building in Garden Suburb, London

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Latitude: 51.5695 / 51°34'10"N

Longitude: -0.1818 / 0°10'54"W

OS Eastings: 526110

OS Northings: 187188

OS Grid: TQ261871

Mapcode National: GBR CZ.T02

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.STR6

Plus Code: 9C3XHR99+Q7

Entry Name: Gates House

Listing Date: 28 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462896

ID on this website: 101259434

Location: North End, Barnet, London, NW11

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: Garden Suburb

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Jude-on-the-Hill Hampstead Garden Suburb

Church of England Diocese: London

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31-0/29/10305 (South West side)
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Gates House


House. Designed in 1915 by T.. Laurence Dale; altered by T. S. Tait -of the important firm Burnet, Tait and Lorne -for himself in 1930. Brick in English bond with high hipped roof
of tile with boxed eaves. Two storeys with four-window range, nearly bilaterally symmetrical about entrance range; entrance porch, supported by metal ties. Above a stone panel carved in low relief and inscription: 'Hark Hark to the Lark as Heavens Gate Sings/ Gates House 1915' .Sword at the centre of the panel with flowers about handle. The design of the block varies to take into account the change in site, the fourth-window range at slightly lower level than the rest. Lateral stack to left, hipped slope. Hipped dormer in centre range. Axial stack to rear slope, just right of centre line. Considerable interest to right return, where a three-storey rectangular bay serves to smooth the transition from Hampstead Way to Wyldes Close. The bay terminates above the eaves line
in a hipped clerestorey lookout; first-floor balco~y with wood railing. Rear elevatic~i altered by Tait and as such of intrinsic architectural interest. Originally dominated by full-height, shallow canted bay, ending in parapet above
eaves; to either side Tait added a cubic, flat-roofed and single-storeyed extension. The result is remarkably sensitive to the original design and produces an exciting and novel effect characteristic of interwar design. In the side of the Tait extension is a low relief panel showing children engaged in building activity. Doors and windows of authentic designs.

Listing NGR: TQ2611087188

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