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Description: Keeper's Cottage in Home Wood Along Track 260 Metrs from Road
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159914
OS Grid Reference: TL4350513017
OS Grid Coordinates: 543505, 213017
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7974, 0.0796
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TL 41 SW GILSTON GILSTON LANE
2/40 Keeper's Cottage
in Home Wood along
- track 260 metres
House. '1851' on quatrefoil datestone on W gable. For John
Hodgson Esq of Gilston Park, probably designed by P C Hardwick
(signed drawing for kennels behind in HRO) having slate slabs and
cover rolls used to roof bay window also found on Cumberland
Lodge (1855) presumably by Hardwick, the architect for the main
house Gilston Park. A picturesque, one and a half storeys red
brick and slate Gothic keeper's house. L-shaped and facing W.
Low plinth. W end of W wing- has a semioctagonal single storey
stone bay window on a brick base and with 1- and 2-light
transomed wooden casement windows and steep polygonal roof of
large slate slabs with round-topped slate rolls at the angles, 2-
light casement window over with flat gauged brick arch and flush
stone sill. N side has 2 majestic tall projecting chimneys each
having 2 diagonal brick shafts with moulded caps. Simple
bargeboards with finial on W gable. Simpler E elevation with 2
casement windows on each floor and 4-panelled flush beaded door
under gabled timber porch with slate roof. Windows have flat
gauged brick arches and flush stone sills. Transomed windows on
Ground floor. A deliberately picturesque Gothic estate house,
one of the earliest built for John Hodgson Esq on the Gilston
Park Estate probably designed by P C Hardwick who was building
Gilston Park for him at the time.
Listing NGR: TL4350513017
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Source: English Heritage
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