CPAT Regional Historic Environment Record

PRN 36439 - Powis Castle, Park Lane Gate Piers and Gates
Listed Building 16660 (II )

NGR :- SJ2229007500 (SJ20NW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Welshpool
Prefered site type :- 20th century - Gateway (Building - )

Listed building

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

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

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.

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.

Sources:-
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,

record created 19/09/1996 BC96 - copyright CPAT , last updated 28/01/2003
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2005 (and in part Crown, 2005 - as indicated)



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