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Gateway to North-West of Chester Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Bournmoor, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8648 / 54°51'53"N

Longitude: -1.5577 / 1°33'27"W

OS Eastings: 428484

OS Northings: 552316

OS Grid: NZ284523

Mapcode National: GBR KDK5.KW

Mapcode Global: WHC45.1ZHF

Entry Name: Gateway to North-West of Chester Lodge

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120985

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109348

Location: Bournmoor, County Durham, DH3

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bournmoor

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Burnmoor

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SE 285523
(North side, off)
4/2 Gateway to north-
west of Chester

Arched gateway, walls, end piers and gates. 1815 by Ignatius Bonomi for John
Lambton, later 1st Earl of Durham. Walls extended in mid C19. Ashlar sandstone.
Classical style.

Tall imposing gateway: semicircular arch, with archivolt and corniced imposts,
framed by Tuscan pilasters; entablature has frieze with raised oblong panel in
moulded surround flanked by carved stone rams' heads (Lambton insignia);
blocking course breaks forward at ends. Flanking lower piers each with raised
fielded panel, cornice and enriched S-scroll bracket. Pair of tall iron gates
have close-set bars and dogbars with spike finials; each leaf has narrow margin
of small cross-braced panels.

1.75-metre high convex quadrant walls, flanking gateway, have plinths and
chamfered copings. Extension walls with flat coping run to square-plan end
piers with low pyramidal caps.

Listing NGR: NZ2848452315

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

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