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Gates and Gate Piers and Lamp Standards Approximately 18 Metres South of South East Corner of Museum

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0777 / 51°4'39"N

Longitude: -4.0589 / 4°3'32"W

OS Eastings: 255864

OS Northings: 132945

OS Grid: SS558329

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DKKK

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.LJM

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WHR+3C

Entry Name: Gates and Gate Piers and Lamp Standards Approximately 18 Metres South of South East Corner of Museum

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Last Amended: 29 September 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485821

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/4/239 (South West side)
31/08/88 Gates, gate piers and lamp standards
approx 18m S of SE corner of Museum
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Gtes, gtepiers and lmp stndrds..18m
south of SE corner of North Devon


Gates and gate piers, the latter carrying the bases of lamp
posts, at The Square entrance to forecurt of Museum of North
Devon. Probably mid C19. Piers are of limestone ashlar, oblong
in section with moulded caps; panels of red sandstone front
and back. Cast-iron lamp standards on granite plinths, the
former consisting of pairs of Dolphins entwined round the stem
of a flower; moulded inscription COALBROOKDALE front and back.
Iron gates decorated with spearheads, quarefoils and scrolls;
scissor-braces in lower part with bosses inscribed YOUNG & SON
1894. The forecourt railings at either side are late C20
HISTORICAL NOTE: the original railings and tops of the lamp
posts are shown in J & J Baxter, `Barnstaple Yesterday', 1980,
plate 100. `Coalbrookdale' was the celebrated Coalbrookdale
Company, founded by Abraham Darby at Ironbridge, Shropshire,
in 1708. JD Young & Son were iron and brass founders in Silver
Street, Barnstaple.
(Bone M: Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology: 1973-: 25; White
W: Directory of Devonshire: 1890-).

Listing NGR: SS5586432945

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