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Gateway, Lodges and Walls at Entrance to Swinburne Castle, Chollerton

Description: Gateway, Lodges and Walls at Entrance to Swinburne Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239564

OS Grid Reference: NY9357073478
OS Grid Coordinates: 393570, 573478
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0558, -2.1022

Location: A6079, Chollerton, Northumberland NE48 4DF

Locality: Chollerton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE48 4DF

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Listing Text


Gateway, lodges and
14/29 walls at entrance to
Swinburne Castle

Gateway, walls and lodges. Late C18. Ashlar with Welsh slate roofs. Cast-iron
railings. Archway flanked by single-storey l-bay lodges and by quadrant walls
with railings.

Archway has to each side a pair of engaged Tuscan columns with round-headed
niches between. The capitals have sprays of oak leaves. Fluted frieze and
cornice. Round arch in archivolt has ox skull with tasseled horns on keystone.
Flanking rectangular panels with Adam-style rosettes and fans. Pediment above
has cartouche with feathers.

Lodges have 4-pane sashes. Fluted frieze and cornice; and corniced parapet
with blind balustraded panels.

Lodge inner returns have plank doors with pulvinated overpanels. Stone corniced
end stacks and hipped roofs.

Low quadrant walls with chamfered coping topped by spearhead railings and urn
finials to principal standards, ending in tall square corniced piers.

Listing NGR: NY9357073478

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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