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8156


S Tyneside


Whitburn, Front Street, No. 18, gates, gate-piers, steps


Whitburn


NZ46SW


Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces



Garden Feature


Early Modern


C19


Structure


Garden features. Mid/late C19. Limestone and concrete. Gates : modern wrought iron in imitation of C18, with tendrils and bunches of grapes spread across serpentine-headed gates. Gate-piers : tall, rock faced, flanked by low relief panels of classical-style figures and consoles. Steps : to the south of the gates, curved walls which end in stubby piers flank steps on arches over a stone- revetted ditch. Garden ornaments : a balustrade along the terrace, having curved coping, is interrupted by a colonnade and a temple in quasi-Doric style. Many ogee-topped finials with low relief decoration of grotesque heads. Historical note : in the grounds of now-demolished Whitburn Hall. LISTED GRADE 2


4073


6172


NZ40736172



Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special architectural or Historic Interest, 4/41

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