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HER Number:MDV32023
Name:Gate Posts, Gates and Iron Railings, South Lodge, Shobrooke


Ornate Portland stone ashlar piers in classical style with decorative gates and flanking plain cast iron railings on a stone plinth.


Grid Reference:SS 852 008
Map Sheet:SS80SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShobrooke
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHOBROOKE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SE/48/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GATE PIER (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Gate posts, gates and iron railing approximately 3 metres south of South Lodge. Circa 1850 by T L Donaldson for John Henry Hippisley. Classical style. Ornate Portland stone ashlar piers with moulded base, rusticated quoins, side pilasters with scrolls, carved frieze of antler skulls with festoons surmounted by large lobed vines topped with acanthus buds. Flanking, quandrant, plain cast-iron railings on stone plinth with spear tops, middle rail and low intermediate rails; divided into sections by fluted main stanchions surmounted by finials and ornate open-work terminal piers. Ornate gate leaves with scrolled crestwork and borders above and below lock bar. Lower panels incorporate 2 'H's in each leaf

Department of Environment, 30/11/1984, Shobrooke, 38 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV45659.

English Heritage, Aug 2003, Shobrooke Park (Register of Parks and Gardens in England). SDV338275.

Nicholas Pearson Associates, Sept 2013, Shobrooke Park, Parkland Plan, 20, 62, 78, 93 (Report - Survey). SDV352483.

The southern park entrance gateway appears superficially to be in good condition but cracks and fractures visible on closer inspection would justify closer examination.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338275Register of Parks and Gardens in England: English Heritage. Aug 2003. Shobrooke Park. Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. Unknown.
SDV352483Report - Survey: Nicholas Pearson Associates. Sept 2013. Shobrooke Park, Parkland Plan. Nicholas Pearson Associates Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 20, 62, 78, 93.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV45659List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 30/11/1984. Shobrooke. Historic Houses Register. 38.

Associated Monuments

MDV32594Related to: Shobrooke Park (Park/Garden)
MDV32024Related to: South Lodge, Shobrooke Park (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6279 - Site survey and Analysis of Shobrooke Park

Date Last Edited:May 28 2014 12:36PM