Category: Save Our Gate

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So after 150 years of standing proudly at the Topcliffe Road end of the footpath that links all 15 houses that form Belgrave Terrace, the last of the sandstone pillars has finally fallen. The porous nature of sandstone combined with the corrosive qualities of the ironwork that links the sections of the pillar together have meant that the pillar has ...

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So it would appear that in the covenant there is a mention that all works to the garden gates and adjoining footpath are the responsibility of the home owners. A very interesting read :

"That all the before mentioned ways gates of entrance from the said Sowerby and Topcliffe roads respectively with pumps tanks drains and all cisterns ...

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Due in part to the the salt which over the years has been thrown down onto Topcliffe Road during winter time, the sandstone pillar that forms part of the entrance to Belgrave Terrace gardens is becoming something of liability ( see supporting photographs ).

If not attended to soon then there is the worry that this stone pillar might fall ...


Trying to keep you up to date with planning, garden etiquette, public access and the maintainance of the street that serves all 15 houses that make up Belgrave Terrace.



Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Sowerby is a suburb of Thirsk and is positioned in the northern half of North Yorkshire on the flood plains of Cod Beck. It sits on the A19 trunk road at the junction with the A61 to the west and Ripon. Northallerton lies 10 miles to the north along the A168 and York is 25 miles to the south east along the A19. Thirsk has a station on the main east coast railway line.

A Conservation Area is defined as an 'area of special architectural or historic interest the character and appearance of which it is desirable to preserve and enhance'. The purpose of a Conservation Area is to protect wider landscapes of quality and the local distinctiveness of areas valued for their visual characteristics and historic associations