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Latitude: 51.4486 / 51°26'55"N
Longitude: -0.5673 / 0°34'2"W
OS Eastings: 499658
OS Northings: 173155
OS Grid: SU996731
Mapcode National: GBR F91.1DR
Mapcode Global: VHFTH.3VZC
Plus Code: 9C3XCCXM+F3
Entry Name: Two Lodges at North End of Runnymede Meadows
Listing Date: 17 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1189781
English Heritage Legacy ID: 289770
Location: Englefield Green, Runnymede, Surrey, SL4
Electoral Ward/Division: Horton and Wraysbury
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire
Church of England Parish: Egham
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
Pair of lodges by Sir Edwin Lutyens 1930-32.
Pair of lodges by Sir Edwin Lutyens 1930-32. Stone band below eaves and stone plinth up to cill level and stone quoins with red brick infill. Massive clay tile roofs with hipped ends, two large chimney stacks. Single storey. J shaped plan. East elevation group of three windows in centre, of 18-pane sashes, penetrating the roof and capped with hipped dormer roofs. At each end a single 9-pane sash window below eaves. All windows have louvred shutters. South elevation, single 18-pane sash of same design. North elevation, centre door and two 18-pane sashes. West elevation, pair of 18-pane sashes in wing. Gated opening and two 9-pane sashes on rear. North Lodge -mirrored plan of South Lodge.
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/06/2015
The two lodges are situated at the north end of Runnymede Meadows. They were commissioned by Lady Fairhaven from the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in memory of her husband Sir Urban Broughton MP, who was known for his charitable works.
Magna Carta, which means 'Great Charter', was sealed at Runnymede on 15th June 1215. This was an agreement between King John and his barons and clergy which, for the first time, made the Monarch subject to the rules of the land. It also gave free men the right to justice and a fair trail. Over the subsequent 800 years it has influenced many constitutional documents including the United States' Bill of Rights.
Runnymede today is a memorial landscape to the on-going struggle for democracy and liberty.
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