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Former Sion Gates (Upper pair)

A Grade II Listed Building in Amroth, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7407 / 51°44'26"N

Longitude: -4.6701 / 4°40'12"W

OS Eastings: 215747

OS Northings: 208041

OS Grid: SN157080

Mapcode National: GBR GG.2D4Y

Mapcode Global: VH2PF.0HGX

Plus Code: 9C3QP8RH+7X

Entry Name: Former Sion Gates (Upper pair)

Listing Date: 1 September 1997

Last Amended: 1 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18857

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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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.


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.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Former Sion House Gates (Lower 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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