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New Lodge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bray, Bracknell Forest

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4669 / 51°28'0"N

Longitude: -0.6888 / 0°41'19"W

OS Eastings: 491180

OS Northings: 175029

OS Grid: SU911750

Mapcode National: GBR F8H.STN

Mapcode Global: VHFTF.0DQB

Entry Name: New Lodge

Listing Date: 2 May 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41043

Location: Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL4

County: Bracknell Forest

Civil Parish: Bray

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Winkfield

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

BRAY DRIFT ROAD
SU 97 NW
(south side, off)
10/30 New Lodge
G.V. II*

Large country house in parkland; now offices. c.1857 by T Talbot-Buri in Jacobeen style for the
Belgian family Van de Weyer. Stock brick with stone dressings, steeply pitched slate roofs with
coped gables. Rectangular plan with courtyard and former service wing on east; many gables on all
fronts; water tower on south east. 2 storeys, cellars, and attics. Several chimneys with
clustered shafts and spiral ornament; offset and moulded heads. Mullion and transom windows on
ground and first floors, casement windows in attic floors; all with hood moulds. Weathered
plinth; moulded string course at first and second floors; parapet with stone coping, pierced
parapet over bay Windows; stone quoins. Entrance (north) front: symetrical, 5 bays. 2 outer
bays have 2 storey square bay windows with 4-light windows on ground and first floors, single-light
returns and 2-light casements in attic gables, set back. Centre bay; projecting enclosed porch
with 3-light window at first floor with single-light returns; entrance has 4-centred arched head
of 3 orders and behind a screen with engaged colonnettes with a square head and foliated spandrels.
The porch is approached by a flight of 6 stone steps with stone carved and foliated balustrade.
The arms of the Van de Weyer family are the centrepiece of the parapet. One bay on each side of
the centre bay, has a 2-light window in a gabled dormer, 2-light window to first floor and a 3-
light window on ground floor. West front is similar, with large ornate bay window in centre bay
and large stone finial topped by a griffin and weathervane on centre gable. The east (service)
front is plain. Water tower has a castellated and offset top with arcading and windows below,
surmounted by a large chimney of 6 clustered shafts. Interior: a good interior of fine quality,
retaining all the original features. Entrance hall: ornate glazed entrance screen with pair of
doors, panelled and with 4-lights and single lights each side; all with trefoiled cusped and
traceried heads. Ornately carved cornice; ribbed ceiling with floral and fruit bosses. Doorways
have heavy moulded architraves, 4-panelled doors with line-fold panelling and elaborate cornices.
Large fireplace with 4-centred arch opening, engaged columns with foliated spandrels. The
principal rooms on each side of the hall have elaborate, decorated plaster ceilings enriched with
leaf and floral ornament, enriched cornices and window shutters carved on the inside face. In the
former drawing roan there is a marble fireplace with cusping, decorated colonnettes; mantel piece
with floral decoration, and a large over-mirror with delicately carved borders and head. Staircase
hall contains an open-well stair with turned balusters, moulded handrail and elaborately carved
newels. The bottom newels are surmounted by griffins. Linen-fold dado panelling on stairs,
stained glass on rear wall, and wall on right. Enriched plaster ceiling with drop finials.


Listing NGR: SU9118275051

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