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gate piers

A pair of upright posts or pillars, one either side of an entrance gate. Often designed in the same architectural style as the house. 

Entrance gateway, Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandThese two pairs of gate piers at the main entrance to Heaton Park indicate which gateways are for pedestrians (the smaller piers at either side) and which gateway is for vehicles (the larger piers in the centre).

Gate piers, Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandThe Heaton Park gate piers are designed in a classical style that is typical of the style of the grander buildings in the area. Gate piers are typically built in stone. These piers are sandstone and support iron gates.