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photoblog image Staunton Harold Revisited 3/7

Staunton Harold Revisited 3/7

 The Golden Gates (listed grade II*), an ornate stone structure in the Baroque manner of the late C17, with late C18 pedestrian archways to either side. Surmounting it are the Shirley supporters of a hound and stag. The Gates, moved here at an unknown date from what Country Life magazine claimed was the entrance to the bowling green, lie at the east end of a brick causeway bridge (also listed grade II*) across the north end of Church Pool.

Staunton Harold Revisited 3/7

 The Golden Gates (listed grade II*), an ornate stone structure in the Baroque manner of the late C17, with late C18 pedestrian archways to either side. Surmounting it are the Shirley supporters of a hound and stag. The Gates, moved here at an unknown date from what Country Life magazine claimed was the entrance to the bowling green, lie at the east end of a brick causeway bridge (also listed grade II*) across the north end of Church Pool.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 4 Apr 2018, 03:29
An impressive portal, and you have captured it well, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, I have shown it before but I think this is a better image.
An imposing entrance, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is although that road is now not open to the general public but only to people involved at the mansion.
An invitation if I ever saw one, Brian. Actually, so are the Gates. smile
Brian Walbey: One can walk up that road but its vehicular use is confined to motorists going to and from the main hall (see yesterday)
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 4 Apr 2018, 06:34
A pity about the concrete bollards but I suppose they are there to protect the gates
Brian Walbey: I think the bollards have been there for a long time, to be honest once one has visited a couple of times they become part of the scenery.
Magnifiques portails avec ces sculptures.
Brian Walbey: Tomorrow I will show a set of close-ups of the sculptures.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Apr 2018, 06:57
They look as if they have always been in situ, Brian, in such an appropriate place
Brian Walbey: I think the gateway must have been there a long time even though it is modelled on earlier centuries.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Apr 2018, 08:15
I know why the concrete posts are there Brian but it seems a shame.
Brian Walbey: I think the bollards have been there for a long time, to be honest once one has visited a couple of times they become part of the scenery.
I think it is quite lovely and inviting- unless you are a stag.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine gateway although that road is now not open to the general public but only to people involved at the mansion.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Apr 2018, 13:09
I think the gate posts look better here than it could have, at the bowling green.
Brian Walbey: Definitely Louis. The road is now not open to the general public but only to people involved at the mansion.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Apr 2018, 13:37
Now THAT is an entrance, Brian... very impressive.
Brian Walbey: I could do with that as the entrance to my back garden instead of the wooden gate wink
They make a fine entrance Brian
Brian Walbey: I could do with that as the entrance to my back garden instead of the wooden gate just to impress the neighbours. smile
I like the hound and the stag.
Brian Walbey: More of them on Thursday Tom.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Apr 2018, 15:39
What an inviting gate to walk along this curved path, I especially like the dog and the stag.
Brian Walbey: More of the dog and stag on Thursday.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2018, 16:56
Now I would very ,much like such gates at the entrances to my estate...oh and the land behind to go with it. Instead of an estate, I have an house that is in a state!
Brian Walbey: I reckon that gate would look good instead of my home built gate to our back garden!
Beautiful sculptures placed above the pillars, represent a hunting scene I guess.
Brian Walbey: More of the sculptures on Thursday Claudio.
Impressive, I must update the entrance to my Bowling Green, probably increasing the subs at the same time
Brian Walbey: Sounds like a good idea Martin smile

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