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Golden Gates Lodge and Entrance Screen

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.077 / 53°4'37"N

Longitude: -2.4025 / 2°24'8"W

OS Eastings: 373134

OS Northings: 353378

OS Grid: SJ731533

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.B4YH

Mapcode Global: WH9B6.2X7J

Entry Name: Golden Gates Lodge and Entrance Screen

Listing Date: 20 January 1975

Last Amended: 5 September 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137196

English Heritage Legacy ID: 57143

Location: Weston, Cheshire East, CW2

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Weston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Weston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

WESTON C.P. WESTON ROAD
SJ 75 SW
2/65 Golden Gates Lodge and
entrance screen
(formerly listed as
Weston Lodge)
20.1.75

GV II

Gate Lodge and screen. Earlier than 1865. By William Nesfield. Red
English bond brick with ashlar dressings and a slate roof to the
lodge. Lodge of two storeys. Road front: the lodge is to the right
of the driveway to either side of which are screen walls. The drive
gateway is to the centre and recessed. The lodge has a projecting
canted 2-storey bay with 4 central lights and single lights to the
angles at ground floor level with stone surround as have all the
windows. Three central lights at first floor level with wide ashlar
quoins to either side and brick walling to the angles. Immediately
below this window is blue brick diapering in a zig-zag pattern. To
the right of this is a lean-to with a 2-light ground floor window and
tumbled brickwork to the half gable. Left hand front: Projecting
gabled wing at left with 3-light ground and first floor windows the
ground floor window having a transom as well as two mullions. To the
right is a projecting ground floor bay of three lights with a transom
and brattished parapet above. Above this to the first floor is a
blind ashlar panel set with a shield in relief bearing the coat of
arms of the Crewe family. To the right of the building is a section
of walling with ashlar bands and to the right of this the wall
projects forward and continues to the right pierced by a series of
small round-headed arches to its upper body which have ashlar
springers and keystones. Similar walling to left of driveway. All
the walling has moulded ashlar coping and the angles of the wall and
the ends are marked by brick piers of square section with flush ashlar
bands and pierced finials of Jacobean form. The 4 piers to either
side of driveway are ashlar, of square section and decorated with
strapwork in relief. The lodge is similar in style to Nesfield's
designs of 1860-1 for the farm buildings at Shipley Hall in its use of
zig-zag diapering and flush ashlar bands, a style inspired by the
domestic architecture of Burges and Street. Nesfield's father had
laid out gardens at Crewe and it is therefore possible that his son
was first employed to design this lodge at an early stage in his
career and later designed further buildings by which time his later
style had developed.


Listing NGR: SJ7313453378

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