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Buckingham Lodges, West Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0018 / 52°0'6"N

Longitude: -0.9942 / 0°59'38"W

OS Eastings: 469146

OS Northings: 234184

OS Grid: SP691341

Mapcode National: GBR 9XQ.FGP

Mapcode Global: VHDT2.QY99

Entry Name: Buckingham Lodges, West Lodge

Listing Date: 3 April 1973

Last Amended: 21 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280819

English Heritage Legacy ID: 377242

Location: Buckingham, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Buckingham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Buckingham

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


BUCKINGHAM

SP6934 STOWE AVENUE
879-1/5/145 (West side)
03/04/73 Buckingham Lodges; West Lodge
(Formerly Listed as:
STOWE AVENUE
Stowe Lodge West and Stowe Lodge
East)

GV II

Lodge. Built before 1809. Coursed squared limestone with
limestone ashlar and Coade stone dressings, and sloping copper
roof concealed by balustrades. 2-unit plan.
1-storey, 2-window range. Entrance side to south has central,
6-panel door with flat-arched head and straight stone hood on
curved stone brackets. 12-pane sash windows either side, with
stone sills and flat-arched heads. Rectangular recesses
ornamental panels above door and windows, the former of Coade
stone with scallop shell and stylized foliage, those over
windows of cast lead, painted, with reliefs of the Triumph of
Venus.
Plinth and giant pilasters to angles with frostwork panels to
front, sunk panels to sides. Deep, bracketed cornice and
balustraded parapet extending round 3 sides of lodge.
Balustrade is interrupted by central, rectangular pier with
recessed Coade stone panel bearing relief of urn flanked by
gryphons facing inwards. Panel is flanked by 2 small red
terracotta paterae, one above the other. Square pedestals to
each corner of balustrade with similar, larger, paterae.
Circular classical altars to pedestals stamped COADE & SEELY
LAMBETH at least 2 of which are chimney flues.
Right side elevation of lodge has blank, round-headed arch and
sunk panel above of cast lead, painted, with the Triumph of
Neptune.
Rear elevation has similar composition to entrance side, but
with central, shell-headed niche, one blank window and
different Coade stone panel to centre of balustrade with
acanthus and anthemion. C20 single-storey extension to left
with return.
Formerly joined to East Lodge (qv) by timber rails and gate.
The lodges were built for the 1st Marquis of Buckingham and
stand at the head of the first slope of the great avenue
leading to Stowe from Buckingham.
(Gowing CN & Clarke GB: Views of Stowe: 1983-: 5,7; PL 2).


Listing NGR: SP6914634184

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