Description: Stone Gate Lodge
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320879
OS Grid Reference: ST9094730660
OS Grid Coordinates: 390947, 130660
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0752, -2.1306
FONTHILL GIFFORD FONTHILL ABBEY WOOD
ST 93 SW (west side)
1/90 Stone Gate Lodge
Lodge at entrance to Great Western Avenue of Old Fonthill Abbey.
1860 on datestone, for the Marquess of Westminster. English bond
red brick with yellow brick banded decoration and dressings, gabled
tiled roof, diagonally-set brick stacks. Cross plan with gabled
wings. Single storey and attic, one window to each wing. Gabled
timber and brick porch with planked door in angle between two
wings, wing to right has 3-light canted bay with casements to
ground floor, heraldic arms and date on carved stone tablet over.
Wing to left has small 2-light bay with blocked arrow loop over,
left return has lean-to extensions and polygonal projecting bread
oven with tiled roof, gabled dormer to attic. Roof on deep eaves
and gables with moulded barge boards. Interior not inspected. One
of a pair of lodges to Fonthill Abbey Wood, the other being West
Gate Lodge (q.v. West Tisbury), for the Marquess of Westminster
following the building of Fonthill Abbey by William Burn 1846-52.
Probably built on or near the site of William Beckford's main
entrance to Old Fonthill Abbey.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)
Listing NGR: ST9094730660
Source: English Heritage
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