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Portcullis Lodge and Retaining Walls to Forecourt of Eastnor Caslte

A Grade II Listed Building in Eastnor, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0302 / 52°1'48"N

Longitude: -2.3883 / 2°23'18"W

OS Eastings: 373453

OS Northings: 236939

OS Grid: SO734369

Mapcode National: GBR 0GJ.NZ5

Mapcode Global: VH93H.K77G

Entry Name: Portcullis Lodge and Retaining Walls to Forecourt of Eastnor Caslte

Listing Date: 10 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152452

Location: Eastnor, County of Herefordshire, HR8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Eastnor

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Eastnor

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

EASTNOR CP EASTNOR
SO 73 NW

4/30 Portcullis Lodge and
Retaining Walls to
Forecourt of Eastnor
Castle
-

GV II


Lodge and retaining walls to forecourt. 1815-16 by Robert Smirke. Lodge
of coursed squared rubble and freestone dressings; roof concealed behind
embattled parapet. Single storey on battered basement. Central pointed
archway. 2 stage round corner towers, on battered plinths. On the
entrance front tower, narrow slit windows face inwards and round-head
windows in deep freestone embrasures face outwards. Chamfered string
course and panel of arms in the centre. 2 plank doors in pointed free-
stone surrounds on inner side of archway. Flanking the lodge are tall
retaining walls which return towards the castle and enclose the forecourt:
coursed rubble with freestone coping and embattled parapet; approximately
6 - 8 m high on the outside and buttressed at north corner.


Listing NGR: SO7345336939

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