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The Gate House Lodge and Attached Walls and Coach House

A Grade II Listed Building in Merevale, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.5768 / 52°34'36"N

Longitude: -1.5733 / 1°34'23"W

OS Eastings: 429013

OS Northings: 297745

OS Grid: SP290977

Mapcode National: GBR 5HN.K1C

Mapcode Global: WHCHC.TH0F

Plus Code: 9C4WHCGG+PM

Entry Name: The Gate House Lodge and Attached Walls and Coach House

Listing Date: 30 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034759

English Heritage Legacy ID: 309218

Location: Merevale, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV9

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Town: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Merevale

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Merevale with Bentley

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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1/125 The Gate House Lodge and
attached walls and coach house
Gatehouse and attached walls and coach house. 1848-49 by Henry Clutton for
William Stratford Dugdale of Merevale Hall. Sandstone ashlar. Plain-tile roof
has moulded coped gable parapets with moulded gablet kneelers; stone internal
stacks. Gothic Revival style, with trefoiled lancets throughout. T-plan. One
storey and attic; 3 wide bays. Wide gabled central range has buttresses flush
with front. Large arch of continuous outer moulded and inner broad-chamfered
orders, with hood mould and head stops. 2 lancets above arch. Between and above
them is a large pointed quatrefoil with a shield of arms. Gable has large finial
of a seated knight holding a shield. Vaulted interior of arch has inner wall.
Simply moulded segmental pointed pedestrian and carriage arches have studded
plank doors with elaborate strap hinges. Octagonal stair turret in re-entrant
angle to left has splay string course, slit windows and stone roof with
weatherings and finial. Right bay is blank. Internal stack to right has
octagonal stacks with moulded cornices. Left return side has paired lancets to
ground floor, and 3 above. Right return side has 2 lancets, and attic window of
3 trefoils under a relieving arch. Front towards the church is largely similar,
but centre does not project. Buttresses flanking arch and to angles. Carved
beasts below gable. Archway has moulded quadripartite vault with moulded
corbels. Chamfered trefoiled arched studded doors to left and right. Attached
walls are mostly of ashlar with stone coping. Roadside walls step down hill to
left, with left half of coarser stonework, and up to right. On the south-east
side the wall on the left ends in a small coach house with coped gable parapet
and plain-tile roof, and double doors. The wall at right angles on the right
steps down in stages between the gatehouse and the west front of the church.
Chamfered doorway to the churchyard has shouldered head and studded door.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p353; Mark Girouard: The Victorian Country
House, p67)

Listing NGR: SP2901397745

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