MDE21303 - Post-medieval gate piers, Glenthorne (Building)


A pair of stone gate piers mark the entrance to Glenthorne. They date to approximately 1832 and are topped with large carved boar's head finials.

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Pair of gate piers. Circa 1832. Uncoursed stone rubble with ashlar upper parts Pair of square piers flanking the drive to Glenthorne. Each pier has rough- chamfered offset at base, moulded string course and moulded cap with large carved boar's head finial. [1] Pair in good condition. The gatepier to the northeast has been invaded by ivy. [2] The gate peirs were visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 5A. [3] A photograph of the gate piers taken in 1999 is held by the Historic England Archive. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Countisbury (24 November 1988) 21.
  • <2> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Worksheet and slide, N Goodwin, 1989.
  • <3> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <4> Photograph: Hesketh-Roberth, M.. 1999. Exterior View Of Gate Piers. Unknown. Negative.



Grid reference Centred SS 7936 4935 (2m by 2m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1549/4/27
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 37712
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/613/1

Record last edited

Mar 29 2022 2:38PM


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