© Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
PARK GATES AND SCREEN WALLS TO PARK HEAD FARM, A 688 (north off)
BISHOP AUCKLAND, WEAR VALLEY, DURHAM
Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
15 April 2002
06 May 1986
Date of last amendment:
23 May 1994
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NZ23SW A 688
634-1/2/6 (North side (off))
06/05/86 Park gates and screen walls to Park
(Formerly Listed as:
Auckland Castle Park: Park gates and
screen walls, Park Head Farm)
Screen and gateway at former entrance to Auckland Castle Park,
with gates, piers and flanking walls. Late C18. Piers and
principal walls ashlar, partly rusticated; flanking walls
coursed squared stone with ashlar coping; wrought-iron gates.
Two tall pedimented gate piers have plinths, bands,
round-headed niche with keystone, and vermiculated rustication
to panels. Flanking short sections of high wall with plinth
contain oeuil-de-boeuf panels with rusticated keystones and
end in lower piers with plinths and low pyramidal coping.
Similar piers terminate lower serpentine walls of coursed
squared stone with ramped ashlar coping. Wrought-iron gates of
early C19 type have paired middle rails crossed by quadrant
bracing to spike-headed uprights and dogbars. From these
piers, lower walls continue to the join the outbuildings of
Park Head Farm at left (qv) and to return as field boundary
wall at right.
Said to have possible association with a design by James
Wyatt, gates similar to those in Wyatt's inner screen to
Auckland Castle (qv).