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Dorfold Hall Lodge and Entrance Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Acton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0707 / 53°4'14"N

Longitude: -2.5459 / 2°32'45"W

OS Eastings: 363521

OS Northings: 352750

OS Grid: SJ635527

Mapcode National: GBR 7S.BD49

Mapcode Global: WH9B9.V2VQ

Plus Code: 9C5V3FC3+7J

Entry Name: Dorfold Hall Lodge and Entrance Gates

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136286

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56913

ID on this website: 101136286

Location: Acton, Cheshire East, Cheshire, CW5

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Acton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Acton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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Dorfold Hall Lodge and entrance gates

10 June 1952


Park lodge and gates 1862, for Wilbraham Spencer Tollemache (Hall leaflet). Red brick with stone dressing and tile roof, in Jacobean style. Single storey, 2-bay facade (north) and 2-bay entrance front (west). Projecting weathered stone plinth, flush stone quoins, stone dressed mullion windows, surmounted by the Tollemache diamond and cross emblem, and canted bays with projecting cornices and stone roofs. The entrance is a door of three vertical panels in an inset porch with external pilasters, and archivolt with springers and keystone. The roof has a moulded parapet with ogee shaped-gables over windows and ball finials, on scotia moulded bases, flanking and surmounting the gables. The south elevation, to the Park, has a single mullion window surmounted by a St George cross and emblem of four birds which is flanked by small bullseye windows. The screen walls, linking the Lodge to the gates (west) and flanking the gates is of brickwork of stone plinth, has blue brick diaper work in continuous diamond pattern and is surmounted by a 3-section balustrade, of linked cast-iron roundels, framed in moulded stonework and with cast-iron ball finials on scotia moulded pedestals. The gate piers have torus moulded plinths, chamfered stone dressed quoins, moulded caps and support cast-iron heraldic lions with shields. The gates are of square rods, with spear and scroll features. They are surmounted by a semi-circular arched overthrow, based on scrolls, with the Tollemache fret emblem at its centre.

Listing NGR: SJ6352152750

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