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Heaven's Gate

A Grade II* Listed Building in Highclere, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.316 / 51°18'57"N

Longitude: -1.3615 / 1°21'41"W

OS Eastings: 444596

OS Northings: 157630

OS Grid: SU445576

Mapcode National: GBR 82W.JKS

Mapcode Global: VHCZX.C53Y

Plus Code: 9C3W8J8Q+CC

Entry Name: Heaven's Gate

Listing Date: 16 May 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1339737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 138116

Location: Highclere, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG20

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Highclere

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Highclere St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

16.5.66 Heaven's Gate


Mid C18. An eye-catching hill-top landscape feature,now hidden by trees; sited
axially on Sidown Hill, overlooking the Park from the south. A thick brick wall,
broken by a tall central arch, flanked by a lesser arch on each side. The symmetrical
front (north) has a pediment above a projecting rectangle containing 3 panels, with
triangles on each side with concave tops, all resting on a deep band along the whole
width, the outside points being marked by vases on plinths. The central arch has a
plain stone key, an architrave moulding, and an impost band continuing on each side to
link with the keystones of the side arches, above which are panels. All the mouldings
are of brickwork, but some of the detail is unclear due to deterioation. The
structure collapsed in 1739, and was rebuilt.

Listing NGR: SU4436159744

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

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