FG13: Stone gate post

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the stone gate post item.

How much will be paid

£280 per post.

Where to use this item

Available for Higher Tier.

Only in conjunction with boundary restoration items or item FG12 - Wooden field gate. It can only be used if stone gate posts are traditional in the area.

Where this item cannot be used

On sites of historic or archaeological interest

How this item will benefit the environment

It will help conserve local landscape character and sites of historic interest by establishing stone gate posts made from local materials in local styles.


Agreement holders will need to set up a stone or slate gate post in the local material, cut or tooled to the size and shape typical of the local area.

Keeping records

Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:

  • any consents or permissions connected with the work
  • receipted invoices, or bank statements where a receipted invoice is unavailable
  • please see the record keeping and inspection requirements as set out in the Higher Tier manual for more detail

Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them with the claim:

  • photographs of the completed work

Applicants will need to send the following with their application:

  • Photographs of the proposed location of the new gate posts

The detailed requirements for this item will be tailored to the Higher Tier site. Higher Tier applicants should discuss and agree these requirements with their adviser.

Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this item

The following section gives advice on carrying out this item successfully but does not form part of the requirements for this item.

Existing gate posts

Existing gate posts from another location on the holding should not be used.

Further information

See the Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.

Published 2 April 2015
Last updated 29 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Information updated for applications in 2016.
  2. First published.