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Latitude: 51.0885 / 51°5'18"N
Longitude: -4.0638 / 4°3'49"W
OS Eastings: 255557
OS Northings: 134162
OS Grid: SS555341
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.CQBL
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C7.QMN
Plus Code: 9C3Q3WQP+CF
Entry Name: Walls and Gate Piers and Gates to Pilton Cottage
Listing Date: 31 December 1973
Last Amended: 29 September 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385126
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485588
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Pilton with Ashford
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5534SE DARK LANE, Pilton
684-1/2/334 (South West side)
31/12/73 Walls, gate piers and gates to
(Formerly Listed as:
DARK LANE, Pilton
Iron entrance gates and attached
gate-piers and walls at Pilton
Garden walls, gates and gate piers. Gates dated 1805 and 1824,
walls and gate piers probably also early C19. Gates, said to
commemorate a young soldier, refurbished in last 10 years.
Roughcast walls, coped with pantiles and ridge-tiles;
plastered gate piers; cast- and wrought-iron gates.
Walls ramp down to gate piers, which are square section with
moulded strings below tiered caps. Pair of exceptional
C18-style gates with overthrow. Each gate has a date in a
panel below the middle, with the main verticals ornamented
with arrows, roundels and, below the top rail, pendant twists.
Left and right panels have elaborate, lobed, mushroom-shaped
finial. Above the top rail scrollwork flanks a double-headed
eagle and below it, wrought-iron initials said to be DR.
Pretty overthrow incorporates applied flowers in the
Wall encloses garden of Pilton Cottage (qv) at its entrance in
Dark Lane; unusually grand and finely-made pair of entrance
gates. An exceptional example of ornamental ironwork.
Listing NGR: SS5555734162
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