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Description: Redbourne Hall Lodge and Gateway
Date Listed: 6 November 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 166035
OS Grid Reference: SK9712399409
OS Grid Coordinates: 497123, 399409
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4825, -0.5379
SK 9699-9799 REDBOURNE WADDINGHAM ROAD
22/74 Redbourne Hall Lodge and
Gateway, wing walls and lodge. Gateway of 1775-6 by John Carr of York, for
the Rev Robert Carter Thelwall. Later C18 - early C19 alterations, lodge
and screen wall to left for Duke of St Albans estate. Gateway and wing
walls of rough-faced limestone ashlar with smooth-faced ashlar dressings;
screen wall to left of squared limestone with ashlar dressings. Lodge of
coursed limestone rubble with rendered brick stacks and slate roof.
Wrought-iron gates. Gothick style. Tripartite gateway with central
carriage arch flanked by pedestrian arches, square turrets and wing walls
approximately 3 metres high extending approximately 6 metres to either side,
with lower outer sections extending approximately 4 metres; screen wall to
left extends approximately 30 metres to outer pier. Lodge adjoins to rear,
alongside left pedestrian gateway. Plinth. Central gateway breaks forward,
with chamfered round arch, cross-shaped arrow loops to pier, moulded impost
band extended to either side as string course, pair of ashlar relief panels
in spandrels depicting farming scenes with cattle and cow herds, moulded
string course and plain coped embattled parapet with a later raised central
pedestal bearing an ashlar tablet with Duke of St Albans' monogram and
coronet in relief and surmounted by a carved lion passant with coronet.
Chamfered round-arched pedestrian gateways with impost string courses to
either side, flanked by projecting square turrets with single cross-shaped
arrow loops and corbelled-out top stages surmounted by carved seated lions
holding shields. Wing walls: single square-headed 3-light traceried window
with Gothick glazing to lodge on left; similar dummy window to right.
String course to higher sections. Crenellated throughout. Rear elevation
has pair of ashlar relief panels in spandrels depicting maid milking and
shepherd boy with flock. Gates: pair to centre have plain bars and dog bars
with fleur-de-lys finials and scrolled panels between double bottom, middle
and top rails, the latter ramped-up to outside; similar single pedestrian
gates ramped-up to outside. Lodge: 4-room plan with central entrances to
south and east; west side adjoins gateway. South front: single storey, 3
bays; symmetrical. Quoins. Pointed entrance with recessed 6-beaded-panel
door in chamfered architrave flanked by pointed 2-light Y-traceried windows
with chamfered wooden mullions and Gothick glazing. Hipped roof; twin
diamond-shafted central stacks. Right return, facing Park, has similar door
(with 2 central glazed panels) and single similar window. The fine ashlar
relief panels, somewhat weathered, are similar to a pair in No 5. Redbourne
Hall, formerly in a stableyard wall (qv). Estate accounts record payments
for the gateway to a mason called Bell in November 1775, and to a carver
called Manning in July 1776. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of
England: Lincolnshire, 1978, p 340; York Georgian Society, The Works in
Architecture of John Carr, 1973, p18.
Listing NGR: SK9712399409
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