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Gatehouse and Lodges to Pennsylvania Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5402 / 50°32'24"N

Longitude: -2.4302 / 2°25'48"W

OS Eastings: 369610

OS Northings: 71241

OS Grid: SY696712

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.43TM

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SM.YW5

Entry Name: Gatehouse and Lodges to Pennsylvania Castle

Listing Date: 16 January 1951

Last Amended: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 381923

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Weston

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


969-1/4/31 (South side)
16/01/51 Gatehouse and Lodges to Pennsylvania
(Formerly Listed as:
Entrance Gateway to Pennsylvania
(Formerly Listed as:
Lodge to Pennsylvania Castle)


Gateway with associated but separated lodges. c 1800. For John
Penn, possibly by James Wyatt who designed the main Castle
building (qv). Squared and coursed stone, slate roofs. The
gateway is a wide 4-centred arch with plain chamfer in stepped
crenellated walling; centre section c 4.5m high has moulded
cornice; sides, slightly stepped back, c 3m high extend 1.5m
each side. Arch jambs rebated, with rusted remains of former
hinges; no gates now hung. Approx.15m to the south a small
single-storey structure in large squared Portland block to
crenellated parapet, sunk at centre over pointed plank door
flanked by 2 small lancet slits each side. Wall conceals two
small lodge rooms with raking rubble side walls and inverted
hip roofs either side of the throughway. These lodges are now
separated in ownership from the Castle.

Listing NGR: SY6961071241

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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