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Description: North Lodge
Date Listed: 7 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 260279
OS Grid Reference: SJ6786433585
OS Grid Coordinates: 367864, 333585
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8987, -2.4792
SUTTON UPON TERN C.P. NEWPORT ROAD (west
SJ 63 SE side)
3/121 North Lodge (Formerly
7.11.62 and listed as Lodge at North
20.8.71 entrance to Pell Wall)
Entrance lodge. Circa 1822-8, by Sir John Soane. Late C20 addition.
Grey sandstone ashlar. Painted brick at rear. Hexagonal plan with
alternate square projections, curved wall at rear. One storey over basement.
Stone plinth band, recessed freize with incised triglyph blocks, and moulded
cornice. Blocking course with small multi-gabled blocks. Wings have tall
pierced parapets with panelled dies. Central hexagonal wooden lantern
with closely-spaced glazing bars, wide eaves with thin brackets and pyramidal
copper cap with lead and copper finial. 3-light stone-mullioned window
with stepped deep reveals, closely-spaced glazing bars and incised borders,
returning as fret. 3-light basement windows. Rear projections have
recessed straight-sided arched panels with incised borders, returning as fret.
Tall rectangular windows with closely-spaced glazing bars and incised borders
in end panels; blind windows in side panels. Porch to east; chamfered
straight-sided arched openings in each face with incised borders, returning
as fret. 4 steps up. Chamfered straight-sided arched doorway with incised
border and 3 half-glazed doors with flush lower panels and closely-spaced
glazing bars. Boarded basement doors at rear. Lead downpipes with moulded
rainwater heads. Interior: pendentive dome. Segmental arch to rear with
flush-panelled reveals and soffit. The north-west projection contains a
stone staircase with plain wrought-iron balustrade. The south-west pro-
jection is said by the owner to have been the lodge-keeper's sleeping accommo-
dation. The lodge is notable for its original and non-historicist use of
Gothic and Classical forms. Drawings of the lodge survive in the Soane
Museum. The 1838, tithe map shows a drive running from the lodge up to Pell
Wall, parallel with the Newport Road. Shropshire Records Office, ref no. 2885
/4-5 , Tithe map of Drayton-in-Hales Parish (1838), Shropshire Records Office, 2885/4-5.
Listing NGR: SJ6786433585
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Source: English Heritage
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