Description: Needham Lodge and Attached Screen Walls Pavilions
Date Listed: 26 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279286
OS Grid Reference: TM1102754171
OS Grid Coordinates: 611027, 254171
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1455, 1.0828
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CODDENHAM NORWICH ROAD
TM 15 SW
7/38 Nos. 1 and 2, Needham
- Lodge, and attached screen
walls and pavilions
Pair of gatelodges at mouth of west entrance drive to Shrubland Park. Circa
1870, for Sir W.F. Middleton, Bart. In the Italianate manner. A central
carriage gateway is surmounted by an Italianate tower and flanked by a pair of
single-storey lodges. Gault brick with heavily rusticated quoins. Deeply
oversailing Roman pantiled roofs with heavy widely-spaced modillions. Rear
chimneys of gault brick. Each lodge has a small-pane sash window with broad
limestone frame and cornice. The central archway has a limestone arch with
giant voussoirs: the keystone is delicately carved with the Middleton coat of
arms. A pair of wrought iron gates with scrolled ornament at the head of
each. Over the gateway is a gabled roof; and set back is the square tower,
with twin recessed open arches on columns at each face; shallow pryamid roof.
Semi-elliptical screen walls of gault brick about 2.5m high are attached to
either flank; limestone copings and piers behind, expressed by block quoins.
Each screen is terminated by a solid square pavilion about 3.5m high: gault
brick with block quoins; a coved niche is lined with ashlar stonework;
pyramidal Roman pantiled roof with a limestone eaves cornice and a ball
Listing NGR: TM1102754171
Source: English Heritage
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