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© Mr Michael J Tuck

IoE Number: 55240
Location: GOLDEN GATES AND OVERTHROW, SCREENS AND PAIR OF WING LODGES, BELGRAVE AVENUE (east side)
  EATON, CHESTER, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Michael J Tuck
Date Photographed: 13 October 2000
Date listed: 04 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 04 June 1952
Grade I

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SJ 4160EATON C.P.BELGRAVE AVENUE(East end) Eaton Park9/44Golden Gates andOverthrow, screens, and

SJ 4160 EATON C.P. BELGRAVE AVENUE (East end) Eaton Park 9/44 Golden Gates and Overthrow, screens, and pair of wing lodges 4/6/1952 I Central pair of gates and adjacent screen railings, early C18, by Robert and John Davies of Croes Foel; side gates and screens, c.1880, by Alfred Waterhouse (maker, Skidmore of Coventry); lodges, c.1880, by Alfred Waterhouse. Gates and screens of wrought iron, painted gold and black; lodges of stone. Pair of central gates, each with quadrant head, hung in round-arched screen between square openwork wrought iron piers. The fine ornamentation, with motifs typical of the Davies Bros. work, is confined to the quadrants of the gates, the screen, the piers and the overthrow. To each side of the gate piers is a fixed screen with a wheel-shaped ornamental upper panel (Davies Bros.). Waterhouse's design of the side gates and wing screens complements the Davies Bros. work. A pair of single storey one room lodges with steep hipped roofs of shaped tiles terminate the composition in early French Renaissance Chateau style: each has a heavy stone sentry-box porch, a corbelled balustrade at eaves and a tall, cone-topped shaped circular chimney. The Davies Bros. gates and screens are of national importance. Ifor Edwards, The Davies Bros. Gatesmiths, Welsh Arts Council, 1977, gives a full description and assessment.

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