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Former Sion House Gates (Lower pair)

A Grade II Listed Building in Amroth, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7406 / 51°44'26"N

Longitude: -4.6699 / 4°40'11"W

OS Eastings: 215755

OS Northings: 208028

OS Grid: SN157080

Mapcode National: GBR GG.2D63

Mapcode Global: VH2PF.0JJ0

Entry Name: Former Sion House Gates (Lower pair)

Listing Date: 1 September 1997

Last Amended: 1 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18856

Building Class: Domestic

Location: In the East Woods of Colby Woodland Gardens, on a woodland path close to the entrance to the gardens.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Tenby

Community: Amroth

Community: Amroth

Locality: Colby Estate

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Gates from Sion House, Tenby (a house designed by John Nash), which was destroyed by fire in 1938. The date of the gates is unclear, but probably of the mid-C19.

Exterior

One of two similar pairs of cast-iron gates hung on stone piers. The piers are about 2.7 m apart. The gates are in a stylised floral manner. Each gate consists of a top and a bottom rail and a double rail at lock level, designed to resemble wrought-iron in the manner in which the bars penetrate. There are nine upright bars with stylised fircone knobs on the top. Below the lock rail are four cross-braces with large paired fern leaves filling the lozenges. The bar at the hinge end pivots in a ground socket.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as good early/mid C19 cast-iron gates which form a feature within the garden at Colby Lodge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former Sion Gates (Upper pair)
    In the East Woods of Colby Woodland Gardens, on a woodland path close to the entrance to the gardens.
  • II Colby Lodge
    At the S side of a minor road ½ km NW of Amroth Church. The house is at the head of a valley in an extensive area of landscaped gardens and woodland in National Trust care.
  • II* St Elidyr's Church
    1 km N of Amroth Village, in an isolated group with Amroth Farm and the old village school. The group is called 'Castle Back'. The church is in a roundish graveyard surrounded by walls and hedges.
  • II St Elidy's Church Cross Base
    Near the S porch of St Elidyr's Church, Amroth.
  • I Amroth Castle
    At the N side of the unclassified coast road about ½ km E of the village of Amroth. A high wall screens the castle grounds from the road, with an entrance archway at the SW corner. A tree-lined drive
  • II Saundersfoot Railway Bridge
    Located on Ford Lake, which is now the Community boundary. The bridge is partly in the Community of Saundersfoot and partly in the Community of Amroth.

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