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Title: English ironwork of the XVIIth & XVIIIth centuries; an historical & analytical account of the development of exterior smithcraft
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Gardner, John Starkie, 1844-1930
Subjects: Ironwork Decoration and ornament, English Architecture
Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ing of four fixed panels and a pair of gates,all of vertical bars with an upper border of rings, and arrow-pointed dog-bars. A cresting of scrolls, laurel branches and javelinpoints extends over the whole, broken by the pyramids of the pilasters. A gate on the North Quay at Great Yarmouth has been drawnand published by Norton, between fine lyre pilasters and with someloose scrolls forming an overthrow and supporting a dolphin. In Suffolk there is a good gate to the churchyard, Woodbridge,with fringes and arrow-pointed dog-bars, between pilasters andfixed panels of somewhat geometric design, scrolls, and an over-throw with monogram—probably a gift. The old gates fromSunbury, p. 102, are now at Culford Hall, Bury St. Edmunds. Lincolnshire.—The county boasts the fine display of gates atBelton (p. 90) and Bloxam Park (p. 94) now unfortunately re-moved, it is believed to Biel in Scotland. There is a fairly goodgate to the Boston Grammar School with their arms of three Country Gates 205
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o o ;? hiij <: fe;oH X otlo X Uen H 00 O 2o6 English Ironwork of the X Vllth and XVIIIth Centuries crowns and the woolpack crest, and one of curious design to thechurch and Lindsay House near Stamford. . The magnificent andlofty gates and railings, with their fine piers and heraldic over-throw at Grimsthorpe Castle are probably by Robinson. In the city are gates and railings at the Gleestone stairs nearthe castle, with semicircular head and grotesque mask, almostrepeating the design of those to Dr. Ransomes house. Low Pave-ment, Nottingham. Another is at the Market House near theStonebow, date about 1737. The Northern Counties Yorkshire.—^The excellent ironwork in the Cathedral at Yorkinduces the hope that other work by the same smith may be metwith in the county. The beautiful gates at Kirklees, near Dews-bury, however, with double lyres in the pilasters and flask-shapedfinials to the standards, forcibly recall those at Devonshire Houseand Clandon Park (Plates xxxiv and xxxv). T
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