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Gateway and Lodges for Old Military Depot

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontefract, Wakefield

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6941 / 53°41'38"N

Longitude: -1.3102 / 1°18'36"W

OS Eastings: 445644

OS Northings: 422181

OS Grid: SE456221

Mapcode National: GBR MT9Q.4H

Mapcode Global: WHDC6.VD8W

Entry Name: Gateway and Lodges for Old Military Depot

Listing Date: 13 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342697

Location: Wakefield, WF8

County: Wakefield

Electoral Ward/Division: Pontefract North

Built-Up Area: Pontefract

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Pontefract St Giles with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

PONTEFRACT SKINNER LANE
SE 4522 SE
(west side)
5/58 Gateway and lodges
for Old Military
13.7.87 Depot

II

Gateway and lodges. c 1859. Ashlar sandstone, Welsh slate roofs. 2 storeys;
central gateway flanked by projecting turrets, with attached lodges, all canted
around corner site. Central gateway has leaved studded doors, each of 10 panes,
set within tall segmental-pointed-arched opening which has stop-chamfered jambs
and moulded arris to voussoired arch. Above, pointed-arched Lombard frieze supports
crenellated parapet. Turrets have double-chamfered plinths, and are battered,
with a slit on each floor and an inserted small window between the slits to the
left tower;.triple-corbelled machiciolations to crenellated parapets; ground-floor
slits on inner returns. Outer ranges have, to left, a square window and a slit
on each floor; to right a rock-faced plinth, a ground-floor 2-light mullion window
and 3 first-floor slits; both have triple-corbelled machiciolations to crenellated
parapets. Hipped roofs over lodges, with corbelled corniced stacks at outer
ends. Rear: plain arch, but jambs stop-chamfered; ground-floor windows formerly
of 3 lights, 2-light first-floor windows. Parapets as at front. Northern lodge
is of L-shaped plan, with first-floor 2-light window above roof of wrapped-round
outbuildings. Access to lodges from doorways inside archway. The gateway formed
the entrance to the Military Depot of the Pontefract Corps of the West Yorkshire
Rifle Volunteers. It was disused at the time of the re-survey. The brick ranges
outside the lodges are not of special interest.


Listing NGR: SE4564422181

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