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Description: Tong Lodge
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255303
OS Grid Reference: SJ7832306815
OS Grid Coordinates: 378323, 306815
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6586, -2.3219
SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEACHLEY LANE, Ruckley
6/42 Tong Lodge.
Tower, now house. Late C18 with mid C19 additions. Red brick with slate
roofs. Octagonal C18 Gothicktower partially encased by later H-plan house
with gabled wings to front and back. 2 storeys. Entrance front: gabled
semi-dormer off-centre to left with canted oriel window; 3 stacks with
grouped octagonal shafts. Flanking wings with 2 storey canted bays,
first floor canted oriel window off-centre to right, and central 4-panelled
door with side lights. Garden front: central octagonal tower with plat
bands, recessed quatrefoil panels above first floor windows, battlemented
parapet with stone coping, stack to right with 2 octagonal shafts, and
pyramidal roof with weathervane. First floor arched casements with
recessed arched tympana; C19 ground floor canted bay with parapet, central
French casements, and flanking sashes. Right-hand wing with 2 storey canted
bay, and left-hand wing with first floor casement and 2 ground floor case-
ments. Interior: tower with ground floor Ionic chimneypiece and first floor
arcaded Gothic frieze. The tower was probably built as a prospect tower
on the Tong Estate as it displays many design features to 'Capability'
Brown's GothickTong Castle (qv) and associated buildings (qv Convent Lodge,
wall approximately 10 metres to East of Convent Lodge, The Old Post Office,
North gates and flanking walls, etc.) The towers form echoes that of the
tower and spire of the Church of St. Bartholomew at Tong (qv) which
can be seen from it.
Listing NGR: SJ7832306815
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Source: English Heritage
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