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Description: Portcullis Lodge and Retaining Walls to Forecourt of Eastnor Caslte
Date Listed: 10 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 152452
OS Grid Reference: SO7345336939
OS Grid Coordinates: 373453, 236939
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0302, -2.3883
EASTNOR CP EASTNOR
SO 73 NW
4/30 Portcullis Lodge and
Retaining Walls to
Forecourt of Eastnor
Lodge and retaining walls to forecourt. 1815-16 by Robert Smirke. Lodge
of coursed squared rubble and freestone dressings; roof concealed behind
embattled parapet. Single storey on battered basement. Central pointed
archway. 2 stage round corner towers, on battered plinths. On the
entrance front tower, narrow slit windows face inwards and round-head
windows in deep freestone embrasures face outwards. Chamfered string
course and panel of arms in the centre. 2 plank doors in pointed free-
stone surrounds on inner side of archway. Flanking the lodge are tall
retaining walls which return towards the castle and enclose the forecourt:
coursed rubble with freestone coping and embattled parapet; approximately
6 - 8 m high on the outside and buttressed at north corner.
Listing NGR: SO7345336939
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Source: English Heritage
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