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Higher Lodge

A Grade I Listed Building in St. Michael Caerhays, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2404 / 50°14'25"N

Longitude: -4.858 / 4°51'28"W

OS Eastings: 196304

OS Northings: 41731

OS Grid: SW963417

Mapcode National: GBR ZS.JZ3N

Mapcode Global: FRA 08QD.777

Entry Name: Higher Lodge

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 71636

Location: St. Michael Caerhays, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Michael Caerhays

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Caerhays

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 94 SE
3/138 Higher Lodge

Lodge to Caerhays Castle. Circa 1808 by John Nash, for J.B. Trevanion. Slatestone
rubble with granite dressings. Lead roof and slate roof with ridge tiles and gable
ends. Octagonal stone stack with embattled cornice at the rear gable end.
Plan: Asymmetrical plan. The entrance gateway has an arch over the drive
carriageway, with a circular plan tower attached to left. To right, the main lodge
has an octagonal plan room to front with a circular plan stair tower to rear right.
Attached to rear is a one-room plan wing, heated from a stack at the rear corner.
Picturesque Gothic style.
Exterior: The gateway has a 4-centred arch with granite dressings, chamfered, with
C20 wooden gates and embattled parapet over. To left there is a circular tower with
embattled parapet; 4-pane lancet to front and blind cross loops, with 2-centred
arched chamfered doorway with plank door to rear. The main lodge has a 2-storey
octagonal tower to front, with long and short granite quoins and embattled parapet;
at ground and first floor to front there are two single light 8-pane casements with
chamfered granite lintels. Set back to right is a taller circular plan stair tower
with embattled parapet and two staggered 4-pane lancets. The rear wing is single
storey and faces the driveway into the park; the inner side has embattled parapet and
octagonal stack to end left. Two C20 2-light 8-pane casements with chamfered granite
lintels and C20 plank door with raised battens with flat wooden hood on brackets to
right. The inner face of the octagonal tower has single light 8-pane casement with
chamfered granite lintel at ground and first floor. The outer side of the wing is
concealed by a stone rubble screen wall with lancets; the rear gable end has raised
embattled parapet.
Interior: Not inspected.
Sources: Pevsner, N.: Buildings of England: Cornwall 1970. Summerson, J.: The Life
and Work of John Nash, Architect. 1980.

Listing NGR: SW9630441731

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