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Convent Lodge, Tong

Description: Convent Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 May 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 255314

OS Grid Reference: SJ7984806597
OS Grid Coordinates: 379848, 306597
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6567, -2.2993

Location: Newport Road, Tong, Shropshire TF11 8PW

Locality: Tong
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8PW

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Listing Text

(West side)

6/37 Convent Lodge


Entrance Lodge. Circa 1765, probably by 'Capability' Brown, with early
C19 alterations and additions. Squared and coursed sandstone with C20
felt roof. Gothick style; square plan with later additions to South.
2 storeys. Plinth, end pilaster strips with recessed Latin crosses,
string courses, coped parapet, and end stack to right. Large blocked
central 2 storey pointed arch and inserted ground floor segmental headed
2-light casement with boarded shutters. End elevations with 2 tiers of
recessed rectangular panels; right-hand elevation with inserted first
floor segmental headed open and ground floor boarded door with pointed-
arched tympanum. Early C19 ground floor lean-to to rear with stepped
parapet; raised St. Andrew's cross patterning and carved shield to
East. Former Lodge to Tong Castle (qv. Remains of Tong Castle). The
early C19 alterations probably date from the time of George Durant the
younger (d.1844) (qv. Wall with pulpit to East of Convent Lodge, North
gates with flanking walls to Tong Castle). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire,
p.304; G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 89-92 and
pp. 154-61; D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research
Publications, 1980, pp. 56-7.

Listing NGR: SJ7984806597

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Source: English Heritage

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