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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1076986
English Heritage Legacy ID: 74378
Location: Thrimby, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Thrimby
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Askham with Lowther
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 52 SE & NY 52 SW
gate piers, walls and
railings at South
entrance to Lowther
listed in error under
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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