British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

West Lodge, Gate Piers and Gate Tower, Castle Eden

Description: West Lodge, Gate Piers and Gate Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 December 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 109413

OS Grid Reference: NZ4191438154
OS Grid Coordinates: 441914, 538154
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7366, -1.3505

Location: B1281, Castle Eden, Durham TS27 4SW

Locality: Castle Eden
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: TS27 4SW

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

NZ 4038-4138 CASTLE EDEN B 1281
(North side, off)

9/1 West Lodge, gate piers
8/12/67 and gate tower (formerly
listed as West Lodge at


Former gate lodge to Castle Eden Estate, with gate piers and tower to left;
c.1800 by William Atkinson. Limestone ashlar; lodge roof not visible.

Lodge: asymmetrical with 2-storey, one-bay tower enclosed to left and rear by
one-storey L-plan wing. Gothick with chamfered plinth, hoodmoulds and embattled
parapets. Tower section has 2-light pointed-arched window with Gothick glazing
bars and similar single-light window above; semi-octagonal gate pier respond to
left; right return with similar windows and tall stepped octagonal stack to rear.
Lower wing has former doorway to left with raised shield above; lancets to rear.

Octagonal piers, about 2.5 metres high, have concave-sided capitals and low
pyramidal caps; gates missing. 4.5-metre high, square gate tower at far left
has embattled parapets, gate pier respond on right return and blocked lancet to

C20 additions to left of lodge and C20 embattled wall of concrete, running west
from gate tower, not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4191438154

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.