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North Forecourt Wall with Two Gates and Gate Piers and Return to Gatehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Charlecote, Warwickshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2056 / 52°12'20"N

Longitude: -1.6216 / 1°37'17"W

OS Eastings: 425953

OS Northings: 256438

OS Grid: SP259564

Mapcode National: GBR 5N1.QTV

Mapcode Global: VHBXV.VT2L

Entry Name: North Forecourt Wall with Two Gates and Gate Piers and Return to Gatehouse

Listing Date: 18 March 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1381802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 482166

Location: Charlecote, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Charlecote

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Charlecote St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


CHARLECOTE

SP2556 CHARLECOTE PARK
1901-1/10/28 North forecourt wall with two gates
18/03/97 and gate piers and return to
Gatehouse

GV II*

Garden walls, steps, gates and gate piers. C16, C18 and C19.
For Rev William Lacy. Gates by Nicholas Paris. Brick with
ashlar dressings; wrought-iron. Ashlar quoins.
Wall and balustrade to the north of the forecourt to
Charlecote Park (qv), incorporating steps and gate with gate
piers to the Cedar Lawn and gate with gate piers next to the
house to west end and with short south return to the Gatehouse
to east end. Part of west half is probably C16, the rest dates
from the first half of the C19, incorporating 1722 gates to
west end; the balustrade to north wall is later C19.
Ashlar balustrade has moulded coping over pierced rosettes
derived from the gatehouse, separated by piers with paired
fluted consoles. Central recess has concave walls with ashlar
benches flanking steps up to plain paired iron gates to Cedar
Lawn; 2 flower urns to each side. In front of the benches
stand the 2 lead figures (qv).
Paired wrought-iron gates near the west end have brick gate
piers with quoins and moulded ashlar plinths and caps with
c1600 finials; rich wrought-iron overthrow incorporating
monogram: WL for Revd William Lucy and side piers. South
return has central canted bay and octagonal pier to angle with
pepper-pot finial with diapering. Property of the National
Trust.
(The National Trust: Charlecote Park: 1991-: 8).

Listing NGR: SP2595156439

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