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Description: London Lodge
Date Listed: 16 May 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 138121
OS Grid Reference: SU4587260373
OS Grid Coordinates: 445872, 160373
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3406, -1.3428
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186/2/32 HIGHCLERE PARK
16-MAY-66 LONDON LODGE
Arched gateway flanked by single-storey lodges. 1793 with lodges added c1840. Brick and rendered archway with Coade stone dressings and iron gates, ashlar lodges with hidden slate roofs.
Roman-style archway has an architrave moulding with a sculptured head keystone, the impost moulding passing along the inner face. On each side are coupled pilasters on a pedestal, of Ionic Order (of low relief Adam style), with a modillion entablature. The bases of these pilasters are inscribed COADE, LONDON, 1793. The blocking course at the top has a raised central section, surmounted by an ornate vase. The simple lodges are linked to the gateway by plain curved walling, the whole having a plain blocking course, a cornice, rusticated quoins, and a plinth. On the north there is a sash in reveals, on the south a half-glazed door beneath a panel.
There is a pair of heavy cast iron gates.
This gate was built for the Herbert family as an entrance to the Highclere estate.
Listing NGR: SU4436159744
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Source: English Heritage
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