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Latitude: 53.2615 / 53°15'41"N
Longitude: -3.5281 / 3°31'41"W
OS Eastings: 298168
OS Northings: 374925
OS Grid: SH981749
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZSQ.ZK
Mapcode Global: WH65G.S84Z
Entry Name: Entrance Screen to the main entrance front at Kinmel
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18693
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The screen encloses the court d'honneur on the E, in front of the E entrance elevation of Kinmel.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The great entrance iron screen and gates were designed by W E Nesfield, influenced by Tijou's work at Hampton Court which Nesfield viewed and sketched in the company of H R Hughes in May 1868.
Stone gate piers, approximately 6m high, built of alternating vermiculated and plain blocks, flank the main gates to the forecourt. They are enhanced by the Hughes coat of arms below the wide cornice, above which is a block to carry terminal features, perhaps swagged urns or lions, now missing. Between the piers, finely worked wrought iron gates, having braced compound iron stanchions with decorative scrolls and finials, braced apart by a similarly rich overthrow. Side panels are likewise crested. The pair of gates have a lock rail and dog rails below, with some further decorative work. Further stone piers terminate the entrance screen on the N and S, between which are 7 bays of matching railings separated by decorative iron stanchions, set on a coped stone wall. The end piers have retained their swagged urn terminal cappings.
Included at Grade II* as of vital importance to the setting of the Grade I Kinmel, and a fine example of blacksmith's work of the later C19.
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