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Description: Avenue Lodges and Attached Screen Forming Principal Entrance to Castle Ashby Park
Date Listed: 16 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 235586
OS Grid Reference: SP8552657256
OS Grid Coordinates: 485526, 257256
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2069, -0.7498
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YARDLEY HASTINGS NORTHAMPTON ROAD
SP85NE (North side)
6/186 Avenue Lodges and attached
16/06/72 screen forming principal
entrance to Castle Ashby park
(Formerly listed as Entrance
to Park and Avenue Lodges at
Lodges and entrance screen. 1868 by E.W. Godwin. Coursed squared limestone with
limestone dressings, plain-tile roofs and stone ridge stacks to lodges. L plans.
2-storey, 2-window ranges. Lodges form symmetrical composition either end of
entrance screen with a cross-wing innermost. Gable ends of cross wings have
shallow 2-storey oriel windows with leaded stone mullion and transom windows to
front and 1-light windows with transoms to sides. Wings either side have 5-light
leaded stone mullion window to ground floor and tall gabled dormer window above
with leaded stone cross windows. Splayed plinths and stone-coped gables with
kneelers and finials. Entrances to inner sides within screen with stone lintels
and plank doors and canted bay window to one side next to screen. Gate-screen
has central triumphal arch in French Renaissance style. Round-headed archway
with keyblock and carved spandrels, flanked by plain pilasters with Renaissance
composed Capitals. Frieze with Compton crests, steep hipped stone roof with
elaborate cartouche of arms framed by pilastered and gabled dormer. Finials to
roof and dormer. Double cast-iron gates. Screen flanking gateway has balustrades
punctuated by tall piers banded with ironstone. The Avenue Lodge and screen
stand at the principal entrance to the park of Castle Ashby and the avenue over
one and a half miles long aligned on the entrance front. They form part of the
extensive improvements made by the 3rd Marquis of Northampton.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p145)
Listing NGR: SP8552657256
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Source: English Heritage
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