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Avenue Lodges and Attached Screen Forming Principal Entrance to Castle Ashby Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2069 / 52°12'24"N

Longitude: -0.7498 / 0°44'59"W

OS Eastings: 485526

OS Northings: 257256

OS Grid: SP855572

Mapcode National: GBR CY5.P7V

Mapcode Global: VHDS7.YSGK

Entry Name: Avenue Lodges and Attached Screen Forming Principal Entrance to Castle Ashby Park

Listing Date: 16 June 1972

Last Amended: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235586

Location: Yardley Hastings, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Yardley Hastings

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Yardley Hastings St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP85NE (North side)
6/186 Avenue Lodges and attached
16/06/72 screen forming principal
entrance to Castle Ashby park
(Formerly listed as Entrance
to Park and Avenue Lodges at
Castle Ashby)


Lodges and entrance screen. 1868 by E.W. Godwin. Coursed squared limestone with
limestone dressings, plain-tile roofs and stone ridge stacks to lodges. L plans.
2-storey, 2-window ranges. Lodges form symmetrical composition either end of
entrance screen with a cross-wing innermost. Gable ends of cross wings have
shallow 2-storey oriel windows with leaded stone mullion and transom windows to
front and 1-light windows with transoms to sides. Wings either side have 5-light
leaded stone mullion window to ground floor and tall gabled dormer window above
with leaded stone cross windows. Splayed plinths and stone-coped gables with
kneelers and finials. Entrances to inner sides within screen with stone lintels
and plank doors and canted bay window to one side next to screen. Gate-screen
has central triumphal arch in French Renaissance style. Round-headed archway
with keyblock and carved spandrels, flanked by plain pilasters with Renaissance
composed Capitals. Frieze with Compton crests, steep hipped stone roof with
elaborate cartouche of arms framed by pilastered and gabled dormer. Finials to
roof and dormer. Double cast-iron gates. Screen flanking gateway has balustrades
punctuated by tall piers banded with ironstone. The Avenue Lodge and screen
stand at the principal entrance to the park of Castle Ashby and the avenue over
one and a half miles long aligned on the entrance front. They form part of the
extensive improvements made by the 3rd Marquis of Northampton.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p145)

Listing NGR: SP8552657256

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