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Gates, Gatepiers and Screen Approximately 70 Metres South East of South Front of Drayton House

A Grade I Listed Building in Lowick, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4095 / 52°24'34"N

Longitude: -0.5842 / 0°35'3"W

OS Eastings: 496403

OS Northings: 279993

OS Grid: SP964799

Mapcode National: GBR DX6.WN5

Mapcode Global: VHFNT.TPJS

Entry Name: Gates, Gatepiers and Screen Approximately 70 Metres South East of South Front of Drayton House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 31 July 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371919

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232499

Location: Lowick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Lowick St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


6/65, 12/65 Gates, gatepiers and screen
23/05/67 approx. 70m. SE of S front of
Drayton House
(Formerly listed as Drayton


Gates, gatepiers and screen. Dated 1701. Ironwork probably by Jean Tijon,
gatepiers probably by William Winde for the Duchess of Norfolk. 4 fine limestone
ashlar gatepiers with wrought-iron gates and railings. Outer piers are
rusticated with central relief and moulded cornices. Gadrooned urn finials
surmounted by small eagles. Centre piers have central arch head niches with
fielded panel below and armorial device above. Rusticated jambs, moulded cornice
and large eagle finials. Centre pair of gates have scroll panel standards, very
fine overthrow with leaf decoration, interwined date numerals and central
coronet. Pair of hand gates, flanking, are similar. Railings attached to left
and right have scroll cresting and ashlar plinth. Gatepiers have armorial
devices of the Duchess of Norfolk and her second husband Sir John Germain.
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9640379993

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