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Latitude: 52.6804 / 52°40'49"N
Longitude: -2.6583 / 2°39'29"W
OS Eastings: 355590
OS Northings: 309387
OS Grid: SJ555093
Mapcode National: GBR BN.487S
Mapcode Global: WH9D0.4WDK
Entry Name: Tern Lodge and adjoining wall
Listing Date: 17 February 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1267341
English Heritage Legacy ID: 418753
Location: Wroxeter and Uppington, Shropshire, SY5
Civil Parish: Wroxeter and Uppington
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Atcham St Eata
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 50 NE
A5 (north side)
Tern Lodge and adjoining wall
Entrance lodge. Late C18 or early C19, probably by John Nash. Grey sandstone ashlar; pyramidal slate roof with lead cap. Hexagonal plan with projecting porches forming Y-plan. Two storeys.
Plinth, floor band, and moulded dentil cornice to blocking course. Round-arched glazing bar sashes with projecting keystones and recessed panels beneath; low two-light first floor windows. Porches to south, north east and north west with round arches in each face, moulded stone cornice, and triangular pedimented gable; door to south with six flush panels, moulded architrave and radial fanlight; half-glazed door to north east with flush panels, moulded architrave, radial fanlight, and wrought-iron railings in south east arch with spear-heads, dog-bars, and circular-patterned top rail; north west porch has door with six flush panels to south west with tympanum and set within recessed arch. Three bay red brick screen wall to left with stone coping and square end-pier with stone cap.
Interior not inspected at time of survey, but it was noted that the ground floor windows are blocked by the first floor behind.
The Lodge is particularly important because of its rare and unusual plan-form as represented at Cronkhill Lodge (q.v.). A watercolour by Thomas Farmer Dukes now in Shrewsbury Local Studies Library shows the Lodge with an alternative domed roof lightly sketched in. The Lodge is probably part of Humphry Repton's landscaping scheme at Attingham Park (1797-98). It was formerly one of a pair each side of the A5 which were intended to "induce the stranger to conceive that he passes thro' the Park and not on the outside of it".
Michael Rix, Attingham Hall, CL, Vol CXVI (21 October 1954) p.1352; National Trust, Attingham Park, p.30; Shropshire Libraries, MS.3066.
Listing NGR: SJ5559009387
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