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West Lodge, Gate Piers and Gate Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Eden, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7366 / 54°44'11"N

Longitude: -1.3505 / 1°21'1"W

OS Eastings: 441914

OS Northings: 538154

OS Grid: NZ419381

Mapcode National: GBR MF0N.DV

Mapcode Global: WHD65.764N

Entry Name: West Lodge, Gate Piers and Gate Tower

Listing Date: 8 December 1967

Last Amended: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109413

Location: Castle Eden, County Durham, TS27

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Castle Eden

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Blackhall

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 4038-4138 CASTLE EDEN B 1281
(North side, off)

9/1 West Lodge, gate piers
8/12/67 and gate tower (formerly
listed as West Lodge at


Former gate lodge to Castle Eden Estate, with gate piers and tower to left;
c.1800 by William Atkinson. Limestone ashlar; lodge roof not visible.

Lodge: asymmetrical with 2-storey, one-bay tower enclosed to left and rear by
one-storey L-plan wing. Gothick with chamfered plinth, hoodmoulds and embattled
parapets. Tower section has 2-light pointed-arched window with Gothick glazing
bars and similar single-light window above; semi-octagonal gate pier respond to
left; right return with similar windows and tall stepped octagonal stack to rear.
Lower wing has former doorway to left with raised shield above; lancets to rear.

Octagonal piers, about 2.5 metres high, have concave-sided capitals and low
pyramidal caps; gates missing. 4.5-metre high, square gate tower at far left
has embattled parapets, gate pier respond on right return and blocked lancet to

C20 additions to left of lodge and C20 embattled wall of concrete, running west
from gate tower, not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ4191438154

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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