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IoE Number: 56924
Location: SMALL GATE IN WALL WEST OF DORFOLD HALL,
  ACTON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 04 July 1986
Date of last amendment: 04 July 1986
Grade II*

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ACTON C.P.DORFOLD PARKSJ 65 SWSmall gate in wall west4/12of Dorfold Hall

ACTON C.P. DORFOLD PARK SJ 65 SW Small gate in wall west 4/12 of Dorfold Hall - II* GV Gate in stone dressed opening, early C17. Removed from Nantwich and re-erected in its present position following the demolition of the Roger Wilbraham Almshouses in 1872 (County Records) wrought iron gate with central sun feature, and infilling of scrolls in square bar frame. The gate is in an ovolo moulded stone opening, with strapwork head, surmounted by a raised pedimented canopy, which contains an arched opening. The opening contains an acroterion-like shell feature mounted on a scotia moulded base. The gate is flanked by niches, with strapwork decorated semi-circular heads, which contain busts of Elizabeth I and a male courtier. The niches are surmounted by short lengths of projecting moulded cornice, these support heraldic lions which flank the pediment. The gateway is set into a brick wall which has short lengths of twice weathered stone coping both sides of the feature.

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