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West Lodge and Entrance Screen, Rokeby

Description: West Lodge and Entrance Screen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111744

OS Grid Reference: NZ0797714133
OS Grid Coordinates: 407977, 514133
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5224, -1.8783

Location: Mortham Lane, Rokeby, Durham DL12 9RZ

Locality: Rokeby
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9RZ

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Listing Text


6/154 West Lodge and
Entrance Screen
12.1.67 (formerly listed
as Entrance Lodge
and gate piers to
Rokeby Hall)


Gate lodge and entrance screen. Early C19, for J.B.S. Morritt. Ashlar except
for squared stone left return of lodge; Lakeland slate roof; gates cast and
wrought iron. Greek Revival style.

l-storey,l-bay lodge. Eaves cornice on block corbels.: Shallow distyle-in-
antis Doric porch enclosing fielded-panel door in panelled stone surround.
Low pyramid roof with small banded stack at apex. Right return shows broad
recess with 9-pane sash window in panelled surround; left return shows 16-pane
sash in stone surround.

Gate piers have moulded bases and Greek key friezes, and carry seated stone
sphinxes. Dwarf quadrant walls with gabled coping, carrying railings with
moulded spike finials, join similar end piers. Double gates with scroll-
topped stiles, plain bars and dogbars, and crossed diagonals below mid-rail.
Short length of railing with similar single gate, to right of outer pier,
links to lodge.

Historical note: The artist J.S. Cotman mentions in a letter that he had
made suggestions to Mr. Morritt about the lodges, which Morritt intended to
take (Holcomb, 'John Sell Cotman in the Cholmeley Archive', North Yorks County
Record Office publication No. 22, 1980).

Listing NGR: NZ0797714133

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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