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Emperors Lodges, Gate Piers, Walls and Railings at South Entrance to Lowther Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Thrimby, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5822 / 54°34'55"N

Longitude: -2.6978 / 2°41'52"W

OS Eastings: 354993

OS Northings: 521003

OS Grid: NY549210

Mapcode National: GBR 9HLG.Q5

Mapcode Global: WH81R.J3J1

Entry Name: Emperors Lodges, Gate Piers, Walls and Railings at South Entrance to Lowther Castle

Listing Date: 6 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076986

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74378

Location: Thrimby, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Thrimby

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Askham with Lowther

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 52 SE & NY 52 SW

12/169, 13/169

Emperor's Lodges,
gate piers, walls and
railings at South
entrance to Lowther
Castle (formerly
listed in error under
Lowther C.P.)


Pair of entrance lodges with linking forecourt walls, railings and gate piers.
1895,. dated on porch parapet, for the Earl of Lonsdale, as an entrance to the
Emperor's Drive leading to Lowther Castle. Coursed squared sandstone with
ashlar dressings. Graduated greenslate roof. Cast iron railings. 2-storey,
2-bay square lodges with plinth, quoins and battlemented parapet; and off-centre
battlemented square towers projecting to rear. Corniced chimneys at outer tower
corners and at centre front. Stone-mullioned windows, 2-light in outer bays,
and 5-light in full-height canted inner bays, all with original diamond-leaded
glazing. Projecting battlemented porches on inner returns hold doors with
4-centred heads and hoodmoulds. Hoodmoulds also to windows, including the
round-headed windows in tower lower stages. One-storey rear dog-kennel wings.
Chamfered stone square gate piers with coved cornices and baronets' coronet
finials. Coped dwarf walls bear cast iron railings with cusped arcaded panels
and leafy finials. Built for the visit of the German Emperor whose arms and a
commemorative plaque appear on entrance front of East Lodge.

Listing NGR: NY5499321003

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