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Gate Piers & Gates to Powis Castle Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6597 / 52°39'34"N

Longitude: -3.1504 / 3°9'1"W

OS Eastings: 322288

OS Northings: 307502

OS Grid: SJ222075

Mapcode National: GBR B0.5F1V

Mapcode Global: WH79P.LD1W

Entry Name: Gate Piers & Gates to Powis Castle Park

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16660

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: At the end of Park Lane, marking the entrance to the Park from the town.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Built-Up Area: Welshpool

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

History: The gates are probably early C20, and bear some similarity to the Fountain Garden Gate in the gardens at Powis Castle. This was designed by G.F.Bodley in 1912 and it is possible that Bodley was also responsible for the Park Lane Gates, as architect at the castle in the early C20.

Description: Cast-iron main gates and foot-gate, with applied wrought iron decoration, ashlar piers and well coursed and squared flanking walls. Ashlar piers to either side of main gates have pilaster strips and moulded copings: ornate paired iron gates with scrolled outer panels, lock-bar and overthrow incorporating Powis monogram and coronet; barbed intermediate rails in each tier. Smaller foot-gate is set into a round-arched opening in the length of walling on the E side of the main gates and has similarly detailed ironwork. The flanking walls to either side of the main gates have plain copings swept down to the plain terminal piers: W pier partially concealed on the S side by the retaining wall of the adjacent lodge garden.

A fine entrance feature, with high-quality ashlar and iron-work, which is of particular significance for its association with Powis Castle.

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