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Gatepiers to Rockhills

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromley, Bromley

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Latitude: 51.426 / 51°25'33"N

Longitude: -0.0741 / 0°4'26"W

OS Eastings: 533995

OS Northings: 171425

OS Grid: TQ339714

Mapcode National: GBR HM.XPD

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.NFQ5

Plus Code: 9C3XCWGG+C9

Entry Name: Gatepiers to Rockhills

Listing Date: 18 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376636

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489728

Location: Bromley, London, SE19

County: Bromley

Electoral Ward/Division: Crystal Palace

Built-Up Area: Bromley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Anerley Christ Church and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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785/4/10069 Gatepiers to Rockhills


Pair of gate piers. Mid C19 in Classical style. These were the gatepiers to Rockhills where Sir Joseph Paxton, designer of the adjoining Crystal Palace, lived from 1852 and died in 1865 but the main house was destroyed during the Second World War. Cast iron. Approximately 6 feet high square piers with moulded bases and cornices, fluted capitals, round-headed panels with rosette decoration, Greek key decoration above crowned by antefixae. The gates of wood with cast iron spear rails are a late C20 fairly authentic copy of the originals and are not included in the listing. The gate piers are reputed to have been a gift to Paxton from Queen Victoria.

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