Heavy Duty Wrought Iron Gate

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Object Description

Heavy Duty Wrought Iron Gate with cross and spike design. Originally from the Grand Hotel in Folkstone.

At the time of their manufacture, Folkestone was one of the most stylish and prosperous coastal resorts. The builder of The Grand Hotel, Daniel Baker, was an innovative designer who sought to outdo their neighbour, The Metropole. His design of waterproof cavity wall insulation for the hotel was groundbreaking. He used a steel frame to give the large clear spans to the main reception rooms, which was a first in this period. As well as this he infilled it with reinforced concert and heightened the ceilings to improve the soundproof ability.

The King, Edward VII, stirred up gossip and attraction to the area with his frequent visits to the hotel. He came not only with the Queen but also his mistress Alice Keppel, great grandmother of the Duchess of Cornwall.

The building was badly damaged by shelling from the French coast during the war and what has been salvaged today is of significant historical value, such as this brilliant gate.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Old paint surface finish. Some surface rust in places. Fitted with a new latch. Parts of original hinges.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:135.0 x H:110.0 x D:5.5 centimeters
  • period
  • year
    1900
  • diameter
    0.0 centimeters

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Directions

From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.


UK Heritage
Grove Barn
Wormelow
Herefordshire
HR2 8EG
United Kingdom

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