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West Lodge and Entrance Gates to Grittleton House, Grittleton

Description: West Lodge and Entrance Gates to Grittleton House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 315873

OS Grid Reference: ST8586179975
OS Grid Coordinates: 385861, 179975
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5185, -2.2052

Location: The Street, Grittleton, Wiltshire SN14 6AJ

Locality: Grittleton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6AJ

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Listing Text

ST 87 NE

7/62 West Lodge and entrance gates
to Grittleton House


Entrance lodge and gates to Grittleton House, 1854-5 by H. Clutton
for Joseph Neeld of Grittleton. Lodge is of small ashlar blocks
with stone slate roof, moulded coped gables with finials and large
north wall outside stack. 1½ storey, T-plan, picturesque Tudor
style, ovolo-moulded stone-mullion windows with arched heads to
lights and deep hoodmoulds. High moulded base, dripcourse over
ground floor and across west and south gables. West gable has
ground floor 3-light mullion-and-transom window, first floor 2-
light with dripcourse stepped over and apex roundel. South gable
is similar but with ground floor 2-light and east side-wall stack.
In south west angle is octagonal porch tower with dripcourses
carried around, ground floor Tudor-arched doorway, now window,
first floor very small arched stair lights and free-standing
octagonal top-stage with intersecting circle tracery to square west
and south lights and stone slated octagonal spire. East end gable
has similar details at gable level, and C20 extension attached.
Entrance screen railings and gates run south, the railings each
side on low coped wall, with spear heads and dog-bars. The gates
are of extremely ornate wrought iron between four ashlar piers with
column-shafts let into angles and concave-curved octagonal caps
with cast-iron finials. Taller piers to centre double gates,
smaller piers each side. Double gates and pedestrian gates each
side have ornate foliate scroll motifs and centre flowers, the
double gates, when closed have a large circular motif with
'Succede/Libens/Invitus/Excedas' in border. Design is apparently a
modification by H. Clutton of the plan of the Malmesbury Lodge
(q.v.) by J. Thomson, with altered elevations. Accounts for 1855
record fixing of gates, apparently made by T. Potter & Son.
(Wiltshire Record Office, 1305/83)

Listing NGR: ST8586179975

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Source: English Heritage

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