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Latitude: 54.0472 / 54°2'50"N
Longitude: -2.797 / 2°47'49"W
OS Eastings: 347915
OS Northings: 461546
OS Grid: SD479615
Mapcode National: GBR 8PXM.8X
Mapcode Global: WH847.0JDN
Entry Name: Walls, Gate Piers and Gates to Town Hall Gardens
Listing Date: 13 March 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1298366
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383227
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle
Built-Up Area: Lancaster
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Thomas
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD4761NE NELSON STREET
1685-1/7/196 (South side)
Walls, gate piers and gates to Town
Walls and gateways to the gardens on the east side of the Town
Hall. 1908. By Edward Mountford. For Lord Ashton, as part of
the scheme for the Town Hall (qv) on Dalton Square. Sandstone
ashlar and ironwork.
The walls, which extend along Nelson Street from the
south-east corner of Dalton Square and then down Robert Street
to the corner of the Computer Block (qv) on George Street,
have a deep plinth which carries a balustrade of heavy vase
balusters between panelled dies.
The gateways (on Dalton Square and George Street, immediately
to the east of the Town Hall) are similar to each other, with
3 square piers separating the footway from the carriageway
which runs along the original alignment of Robert Street.
Above a chamfered plinth each pier has 2 plain bands which
interrupt moulded vertical panels and is capped by a cornice
and blocking course. Between them hang pairs of heavy
ornamental gates of cast- and wrought-iron; their central
panels are articulated by turned balusters and, at the top, by
a panel containing a wreathed shield containing the arms of
both the Borough of Lancaster and Lord Ashton, flanked by red
roses. Similar gates close off the entrances to the footway
and to the Town Hall basement.
Listing NGR: SD4791561546
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