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Iron Gate and Gate Piers at NW entrance to Leighton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.634 / 52°38'2"N

Longitude: -3.1243 / 3°7'27"W

OS Eastings: 324005

OS Northings: 304620

OS Grid: SJ240046

Mapcode National: GBR B1.71H1

Mapcode Global: WH79W.Z2D1

Entry Name: Iron Gate and Gate Piers at NW entrance to Leighton Hall

Listing Date: 24 December 1982

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15626

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located approximately 1.3km SSW of Leighton church and situated on a private drive to the hall E of B4388.

County: Powys

Town: Forden

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Locality: Leighton Park

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Early 1850s at the principal entrance to Leighton Hall. Leighton Hall was built 1850-56 by the Liverpool architect W.H. Gee for John Naylor. Naylor, a Liverpool banker, had acquired the Leighton Estate in 1846-47 and embarked on an ambitious programme of building, notably the church, Leighton Hall and Leighton Farm, all designed by Gee and completed by the mid 1850s. He continued to extend and improve the Estate until his death in 1889. His grandson, Captain J.M. Naylor, sold Leighton Hall and the Estate in 1931.

Exterior

Wrought iron gate with cast iron piers. The piers are formed of 2 tiers of open tracery with square bases and octagonal caps. The gate is formed of 4 bays of round arches with inset trefoils and with fleur de lys finials, beneath which are railings with similar finials.

Reasons for Listing

The Leighton Estate is an exceptional example of high-Victorian estate development. It is remarkable for the scale and ambition of its conception and planning, the consistency of its design, the extent of its survival, and is the most complete example of its type in Wales. The gate and gate piers are a good example of mid C19 ironwork and, together with the main entrance and lodges, are an integral component of the group of buildings which contribute to the setting of Leighton Hall, the centrepiece of the Leighton Estate.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Leighton Hall
    Located approximately 1.4km S of Leighton church. The Hall is reached by private road on the E side of the B4388 Buttington to Forden road, and is set in landscaped gardens.
  • II Terrace Walk at Leighton Hall
    Situated on the N and E sides of Leighton Hall and with gardens to N and E.
  • II Library Garden, Leighton Hall
    Located immediately S of library wing of Leighton Hall. The wall on S side of garden is the boundary with Tudor Croft.
  • I Leighton Hall Tower
    Located approximately 1.4km S of Leighton church. The Tower is SE of Leighton Hall, reached by short private road E of B4388. A second (currently disused) service road leads to SW side of the Tower.
  • II Statue of Icarus in Serpentine Pond to NE of Leighton Hall
    Forden with Leighton and Trelystan
  • II Front Lodge
    Located approximately 1.3km S of Leighton church, on the E side of the B4388 immediately inside the main NW entrance to Leighton Hall.
  • II* Footbridge and boundary wall on N side of Leighton Hall
    Located on the N boundary of the landscape gardens of Leighton Hall, with the Serpentine Pond immediately to S.
  • II Terrace Walk S of Leighton Hall Tower
    Situated on SE side of Leighton Hall Tower, with the main gardens to E and N, and with a boundary wall immediately to W, beyond which is a service road and the library garden.

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