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Latitude: 51.9497 / 51°56'59"N
Longitude: -3.5113 / 3°30'40"W
OS Eastings: 296231
OS Northings: 228993
OS Grid: SN962289
Mapcode National: GBR YJ.M7PN
Mapcode Global: VH5FG.3835
Entry Name: The Lodge
Listing Date: 27 May 2005
Last Amended: 27 May 2005
Source ID: 84461
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Situated at the head of the front drive to Abercamlais.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Lodge to Abercamlais, mid C19 in picturesque cottage style, not marked on 1838 Tithe map. It stands next to mid C19 entrance gatepiers flanked by serpentine-curved walls with shorter outer piers.
Lodge, rubble stone, laid on the W front and S end in a naturalistic manner to give the effect of randomly piled stones, Slate eaves roofs with fretted bargeboards to all gables. Single-storey, L-plan with lower NW rear wing. The front range has a circular rubble stone S end stack, big projecting stone porch to left and long window to right. The porch has Tudor arched entry, of tooled stone and open side panels infilled with shaped flat balusters, an unusual detail. Square headed doorway within with studded plank door. Long cross-window to right with rock-faced lintel and sill, stone hoodmould, under a small eaves gable. S end has external chimney breast with sloping set-offs.
Rear has centre gabled slight projection with big cross-window, with hoodmould and stone sill. Rear NW wing has big circular rubble W chimney on square base, and external chimneybreast on W wall. N front has big cross-window to left of plain door. Stonework of rear has much purple and grey local stone.
Included for its special interest as a picturesque Gothic cottage of definite character with unusual stonework.
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