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Description: North Lodges and Adjoining Gates and Gate Piers
Date Listed: 13 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252459
OS Grid Reference: SP3545618712
OS Grid Coordinates: 435456, 218712
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8659, -1.4865
CORNBURY AND WYCHWOOD CORNBURY PARK
13/19 North Lodges and adjoining
gates and gate piers
Entrance lodges, gates and gatepiers. Dated 1901, by John Belcher for Vernon
Watney. Limestone ashlar. Hipped stone slate roofs with lead flats. Pair of
lodges flanking pair of gate piers with pedestrian and vehicular gates. In a
Queen Anne Revival style. Lodges: one storey and attic. Corner pilaster strips
and stone dentil eaves cornice. Central stone stack to flat. Pairs of
flat-topped dowers to front and back with 9-pane windows and pie-ornament to
lead-covered sides. Three bays to front and back; glazing bar sashes with stone
cills, the outer windows also with moulded architraves, pulvinated friezes and
moulded cornices. Moulded and carved circular datestones above central windows
to each lodge, superscribed "VM/MW" and "19/01". Two-bay inner side elevations
with glazing bar sash and small-paned half-glazed door with 2 lower raised and
fielded panels, moulded architrave, pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice.
Single glazing bar sash to outer side elevation. Gates and gatepiers: each pier
with plinth, flat string course and triangular pediment. Round-arched niche to
each side and carved festoons above string course. Flanking set-back lower
sections with banded rustication and carved scrolled tops; also attached to
inner walls of lodges. Central pair of wrought-iron gates with top bars curving
down to centre, spearhead railings, arrowhead dog bars, scrolled lock bar with
lion masks and rings, husks in lower panels, and central repousse wreaths above;
flanking panelled stanchions with repousse work, scrollwork and scrolled
cresting. Smaller flanking pedestrian gates with curved top bars, arrowhead dog
bars, scrolled lock bars with lion masks and rings, husks in lower panels and
central repousse wreaths above. Wrought-iron lanterns attached to north-east
side of gate piers. Interiors not inspected. The lodges are part of the work
carried out at Cornbury by Belcher in 1901-6. They dark the principal entrance
to Cornbury House (q.v.) from Charlbury on the north-east edge of Cornbury Park.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p555)
Listing NGR: SP3545618712
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