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IoE Number: 385604
Location: GARDEN AND DRIVE WALLS AND RAILINGS SOUTH OF AUCKLAND CASTLE DRIVE, AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK (south off)
  BISHOP AUCKLAND, WEAR VALLEY, DURHAM
Photographer: N/A
Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 23 May 1994
Date of last amendment: 23 May 1994
Grade II

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BISHOP AUCKLANDNZ2130AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK634-1/8/88(South side (off))

BISHOP AUCKLAND NZ2130 AUCKLAND CASTLE PARK 634-1/8/88 (South side (off)) Garden and drive walls and railings south of Auckland Castle drive GV II Walls enclosing kitchen garden, and railings attached enclosing Auckland Castle Park. C18 and C19 walls, C19 railings. Coursed squared stone walls with ashlar dressings and brick inner leaf. Wrought-iron railings and gates, with founder's mark A&I Mawe & Co., Glasgow, London & Dublin. Large garden south of Castle Lodge (qv) extends down hill to River Gaunless and is enclosed by walls with rubble outer and brick inner leaves, with ashlar coping. Formerly heated wall, flues and arches now blocked. Across garden a further terrace wall divides the area into two. North wall partly a retaining wall, with battlemented parapets on side facing drive to Auckland Castle (qv) and park. From north-east corner of garden railings run east and return to join the east wall of the castle garden (qv), with vehicle gate and kissing gate in return section. Plain wrought-iron rails pass through flat wrought-iron posts; gates have diagonal bracing, and S-shaped handle from opening edge principal lying along top rail. Gate posts are tapered octagonal cast-iron with moulded tops, and founder's mark partly obscured by paint.

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