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School Gates and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Piddletrenthide, Dorchester, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7951 / 50°47'42"N

Longitude: -2.4178 / 2°25'4"W

OS Eastings: 370648

OS Northings: 99585

OS Grid: SY706995

Mapcode National: GBR MZ.Z77W

Mapcode Global: FRA 56TZ.XHJ

Plus Code: 9C2VQHWJ+2V

Entry Name: School Gates and Piers

Listing Date: 7 December 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324155

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104951

Location: Piddletrenthide, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Piddletrenthide

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Piddletrenthide

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SY 79 NW
12/220 7-12-76

School Gates and Piers


Gates, probably originally from the tomb of Lady Margaret Beaufort in Westminster Abbey. C16. Wrought-iron. Spear headed uprights with horizontal rails. The upper rail is broad and bears a cable-moulding with lozenge shaped jewels beneath. Square-set hinge parts with decorative 3-stage weather buttresses taking the form of a Doric column above the top rail and supporting a finial. Probably early C19 rusticated, pointed, monolithic stone gate piers. The gates formed a part of the collection of John Bridge and were removed from Westminster Abbey c.1820. Gates relocated to new school in 1999.

RCHM, Dorset, vol III, p 216, no 3.

Listing NGR: SY7064899585

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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