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Gatepiers to Holden Park with Flanking Wall, 4 Piers and Gateway to Left and 5 Piers and 3 Gatepiers to Right

A Grade II Listed Building in Keighley, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.8457 / 53°50'44"N

Longitude: -1.9486 / 1°56'54"W

OS Eastings: 403479

OS Northings: 438829

OS Grid: SE034388

Mapcode National: GBR GRTZ.Y5

Mapcode Global: WHB7W.1LCP

Plus Code: 9C5WR3W2+7H

Entry Name: Gatepiers to Holden Park with Flanking Wall, 4 Piers and Gateway to Left and 5 Piers and 3 Gatepiers to Right

Listing Date: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313915

English Heritage Legacy ID: 338227

ID on this website: 101313915

Location: Holden Park, Oakworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD22

County: Bradford

Civil Parish: Keighley

Built-Up Area: Keighley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Oakworth Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Gatepiers to Holden Park with flanking wall, 4 piers and gateway to left and 5 piers and 3 gatepiers to right


Gatepiers and flanking walls, piers and gatepiers. Early-mid C19. Coursed
stone and ashlar. Gatepiers: square-sectioned, each with a stepped plinth,
2 panels separated by fluted band, the lower p-nel with chamfered, sunk
cross, the upper panel with bronze plaque attached; entablature with
cornice rising to semicircle on each face; capped by bronze blackmore
statue. Right pier has plaque giving names of urban district council
members of 1925, when the park was opened to the public, and statue holds
torch and snake. Left pier has plaque commemorating donation of park
to the public and statue holds torch and ball. To either side of gatepiers
is a pedestrian archway with moulded surround. The flanking walls are
ramped down to the side of these and continue with piers at regular intervals
Wall has stepped plinth and moulded coping. Piers have plinth,
2 raised panels, entablature with pyramidal panel to frieze, and stepped
capstone with gadrooned urn. To far left two similar piers act as gatepiers.
To right, wall is ramped down, and continues at lower height with a shorter
pier, a pair of shorter gatepiers, and one surviving tall gatepier at far
right, all in similar style. Holden Park was the garden of Sir lsaac
Holden's house of which only the port-cochère now remains.

Listing NGR: SE0347938829

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