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South Lodge with Attached Gates and Gate Piers, Thurstaston

Description: South Lodge with Attached Gates and Gate Piers

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 215659

OS Grid Reference: SJ2459784260
OS Grid Coordinates: 324597, 384260
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3498, -3.1342

Location: 23 Station Road, Wirral CH61 0HL

Locality: Thurstaston
County: Wirral
Country: England
Postcode: CH61 0HL

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Listing Text

SJ 28 SW
(North Side, off)
4/310 Thurstaston
South Lodge with
attached gates
and gate piers.


Lodge with attached gates and gate piers. Late C19. For the Ismay Estate. Tooled
ashlar sandstone, shaped Welsh slate roof. L-shaped plan having entrance in wing
to left set behind double gate; side gate against the lodge. 1 storey and attic;
2-bay front and left return. Chamfered plinth beneath two 2 -light mullioned windows
having 2-pane sashes with diagonal glazing bars under linked hoodmoulds with ornate
stops; half-dormer on right has similar window under gable with foiled panel, shaped
kneelers and moulded gable copings. The end gables have similar copings; central
ridge stack with 4 flues rising from deeply offset plinth. Left return (facing
drive): triangular headed door under hoodmould stepped over blind shield; 3 -
light windows on right and 2-light windows above in style of rest.

Gate piers: plinths and monolithic shafts incorporating front buttresses beneath
carved Liver Birds; cornices with ball finials. Iron gates have twisted bars and
scrollwork. The Ismay family, of shipbuilding fame, purchased the Dawpool Estate
in 1877 and built the main house (now demolished) to which this formed the principal
entrance. Included for group value only.

Listing NGR: SJ2459784260

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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