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The Stone Lodge, and the Gatehouse, with Gatepiers and Gates, Milton Abbas

Description: The Stone Lodge, and the Gatehouse, with Gatepiers and Gates

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 August 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 103495

OS Grid Reference: ST8057202958
OS Grid Coordinates: 380572, 102958
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8258, -2.2772

Location: King Edward's Dr, Milton Abbas, Dorset DT11 0AY

Locality: Milton Abbas
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 0AY

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Listing Text


3/79 The Stone Lodge, and
The Gatehouse, with
2-8-79 gatepiers and gates


Pair of lodges, gatepiers and gates at former entrance to Park. Probably
c1775, by Sir William Chambers. The lodges have ashlar stone walls, low-pitched
slate roofs, pedimented, with dentil cornices and simple moulded architraves -
square in plan. 2 storeys. In each lodge, each face has a round-arched window
with glazing bars, flanked by smaller fixed windows, ie a rudimentary Venetian
window. Inner side wall has a casement with glazing bars on each floor.
Elevation to park has, on ground floor, a panelled door with semi-circular
fanlight with ornamental glazing. One casement with glazing bars on first floor.
The Stone Lodge has single-storey C20 extension on left (viewed from drive).
The section adjoining the original building of flint and stone bonding. Beyond
this - walls are plastered, with concrete slate roof. The Gatehouse has a C19
extension on right, extended in C20, with walls of brick and flint banding,
partly slate-hung, and hipped tiled roof.

Internally, original lodges had one room on each floor - access to upper floors
by cast iron spiral stairs. Between the lodges, a pair of square ashlar stone
gatepiers, with dentil cornices and caps with ball finials. Semi-circular
niches in piers - facing drive. These piers linked to the lodges by upswept
ashlar stone walls. Ornamental iron gates with U-shaped top, and arrow-head
tops to uprights. RCHM Monument (Dorset. Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST8057202958

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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