Description: Gloucester Lodge
Date Listed: 14 September 1976
English Heritage Building ID: 294044
OS Grid Reference: TQ7981209139
OS Grid Coordinates: 579812, 109139
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8538, 0.5533
TQ 7909 21/206
1830. By James Burton, probably designed by Decimus Burton, as part of the original
lay-out of St Leonards. L-shaped house in Tudor/gothic style. Stuccoed. 3 storeys.
3 windows. The main front faces south-east across the original subscription Gardens,
now St Leonards Gardens. On this side the house stands on a terrace faced with
sandstone rusticated ashlar which is built out in front of it and contains a cellar.
The front is flanked by stepped buttresses rising nearly the whole height of the
elevation. Cornice and castellated parapet, 1st floor oriel window of 6 lights
with mullions and transom. 2nd floor three 2-light casements all with dripmoulds
over. Verandah on the ground floor of wrought iron and 2-light casmements. Circular
tower rising from the flat roof in the north-west angle, surmounted by a flagpole
and a weathervane. The entrance is on the north side with enclosea porch with
moulded 4-centred arch doorway with dripmould. Chimneys with group of twisted
Formerly named the Castellated Villa but changed to Gloucester Lodge in honour
of Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester who lived here in 1831.
Listing NGR: TQ7981209139
Source: English Heritage
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