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Portcullis Lodge and Retaining Walls to Forecourt of Eastnor Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Eastnor, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.0302 / 52°1'48"N

Longitude: -2.3883 / 2°23'18"W

OS Eastings: 373453

OS Northings: 236939

OS Grid: SO734369

Mapcode National: GBR 0GJ.NZ5

Mapcode Global: VH93H.K77G

Plus Code: 9C4V2JJ6+3M

Entry Name: Portcullis Lodge and Retaining Walls to Forecourt of Eastnor Castle

Listing Date: 10 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1082629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 152452

Location: Eastnor Castle, County of Herefordshire, HR8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Eastnor

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Eastnor

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Portcullis Lodge and retaining walls to forecourt of Eastnor Castle

Lodge and retaining walls to forecourt.1815-16 by Robert Smirke.Lodge of coursed squared rubble and freestone dressings;roof concealed behind embattled parapet.Single storey on battered basement.Central pointed archway.Two stage round corner towers,on battered plinths. On the entrance front tower,narrow slit windows face inwards and round-head windows in deep freestone embrasures face outwards.Chamfered string course and panel of arms in the centre.Two plank doors in pointed freestone surrounds on inner side of archway.Flanking the lodge are tall retaining walls which return towards the castle and enclose the forecourt:coursed rubble with freestone coping and embattled parapet;approximately six-eight metres high on the outside and buttressed at north corner.

Listing NGR: SO7345336939

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