Monument record MDR6054 - Gate Pillars, Park House Farm, Pilsley
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(Elizabethan to Georgian - 1600 AD to 1800 AD)
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SK 41216364 Park House Farm, Gate Pillars. Gate Pillars reputed to have formed the entrance to the medieval Park House but they are actually of 17th/18th century design and manufacture. (1)
The former existence of a large house in the area of Park House Colliery [see SMR 11701] is well known in local tradition. When it was demolished the materials are said to have been used to build a range of houses in Parkhouse Road. [Identified as Nos. 59-77, Parkhouse Road, from Authy's description.] Two gate-pillars on this farm formed the gateway to the entrance drive. (2)
The gate-pillars - at SK 4121 6364 - are a pair of worked and moulded stone columns of probable 17/18th century date. They have capitals with a carving of a dog's head and fore-paws protruding from between the mouldings. A farm gate is placed between the pillars. The houses - a 19th century terrace at SK 4140 6393 - allegedly built from the stone of the house contain no obvious reused material. The pillars have been marked on the 25" AM survey. (3)
Personal Observation: F1 WW 02-DEC-59.
Personal Observation: F2 WW 02-DEC-59.
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SK 4121 6364 (point) (Centre)
PILSLEY, NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE, DERBYSHIRE
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Jan 6 2014 4:12PM
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