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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Gate Screen
  • Date of construction: c1780
  • Architect: James Wyatt
  • Listing: B
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB03/12/018
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Lion's Gate, Mussenden Road, Downhill

County Londonderry

Lion's Gate, Mussenden Road, Downhill

Two large sandstone gate pillars with basalt wall screen either side. There was originally a small gate lodge at either side. Fronts have a central alcove with a Doric column either side, the rear just the alcove. Carved detail and vermiculated blocks

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Barony Glen Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Basalt
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Stonework Construction: Plain ashlar
Stonework Condition: Stonework is in poor condition with significant bedding-plane erosion, face loss and hollowing of individual blocks
Condition Assessment (QUB): 4


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