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Lodges, Gate-Piers and Gates to the Exe Vale Hospital

A Grade II Listed Building in Exminster, Devon

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Latitude: 50.683 / 50°40'58"N

Longitude: -3.499 / 3°29'56"W

OS Eastings: 294195

OS Northings: 88114

OS Grid: SX941881

Mapcode National: GBR P1.YNJM

Mapcode Global: FRA 37K8.GNT

Plus Code: 9C2RMGM2+69

Entry Name: Lodges, Gate-Piers and Gates to the Exe Vale Hospital

Listing Date: 21 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1165527

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85464

Location: Exminster, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Exminster

Built-Up Area: Exminster

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Exminster St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Exe Vale Hospital


Lodges, gate piers and gates. 1842-45 by Charles Fowler. Brecchia ashlar lodges
with granite and freestone dressings, slate pyramid roofs with lead rolls to the hips
and rendered stacks.
Each lodge consists of 2 adjoining blocks, one set slightly forward with the original
stack at the junction between the 2 blocks. The north lodge has an additional
single-storey block at the rear, there have been some C20 modifications to the south
lodge. The lodges flank the drive entrance and between them are 2 gate-piers to the
carriageway linked to each lodge by a screen with a pair of pedestrian gates.
2 storeys 1 + 1 window front with rusticated granite quoins and freestone bracketted
eaves cornice. 12-pane ground floor sashes in granite architraves, the south lodge
has an additional ground floor window. Each lodge has 2 first floor 12-pane sashes
in pedimented dormers. Square-headed doorways on the inner returns of each lodge
have moulded granite architraves with cornices and panelled aprons.
Between the lodges a gateway for vehicles is flanked by rusticated chamfered granite
gate piers with bracketted cornices, pyradmidal caps, and granite pilasters. Paired
pedestrian gateways on either side of the main entrance are divided by smaller
granite piers with rounded caps. Good cast iron vehicular and pedestrian gates; the
main gates with diagonal braces above the middle rail and bold cresting above the top
rail. Iron overthrow above the main gates; iron lampholders crown the smaller piers.
The lodges and gates lead into a long straight avenue in front of Centre House, the
administrative block of the former Devon County Pauper Lunatic Asylum (q.v. Exe Vale
Hospital), and are material to the imposing setting of Centre House.

Listing NGR: SX9419588114

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