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Widford Lodge to Blakesware Next to Railway Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Widford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8236 / 51°49'25"N

Longitude: 0.039 / 0°2'20"E

OS Eastings: 540624

OS Northings: 215856

OS Grid: TL406158

Mapcode National: GBR LCT.QP2

Mapcode Global: VHHLZ.MFHB

Entry Name: Widford Lodge to Blakesware Next to Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 19 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160041

Location: Widford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Widford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Widford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(north side)

1/1 Widford Lodge
to Blakesware
- next railway bridge


Lodge. For the Gosselin family, '1886' on date stone on N end.
Probably by George Devey. Red brick with red tiled half-hipped
roof. A small rectangular 2 storey lodge to Blakesware, set into
a slope appearing as 1 storey on E. Symmetrical E front to drive
with 2 aggressive parapeted rectangular brick bays flanking a
gabled timber porch rising far above the eaves. Plank door under
a red rubbed brick arch with a projecting moulded bracket as the
key stone supporting a shelf before a large blue on white ceramic
plaque of St Raphael set in a niche in brickwork carried above
the eaves. Open timber porch with turned stumpy balasters and
moulded rail to lower part, shouldered brackets to a moulded
wallplate returned across the front to support an arch-braced
collar truss with ashlar pieces. 2 close-set tall central
chimneys. 2-light casement windows. Bedrooms in lower floor on
W. An interesting C19 lodge house with unusual features of
planning and decoration. Part of a group with the ornamental
bridge to N at this entrance to the park of Blakesware.

Listing NGR: TL4062415856

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