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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
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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385359
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485821
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
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
SS5532 THE SQUARE
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:
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
(Bone M: Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology: 1973-: 25; White
W: Directory of Devonshire: 1890-).
Listing NGR: SS5586432945
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