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Entrance Lodge South East of Peckforton Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Peckforton, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.1132 / 53°6'47"N

Longitude: -2.6916 / 2°41'29"W

OS Eastings: 353803

OS Northings: 357557

OS Grid: SJ538575

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.7ST4

Mapcode Global: WH88X.M0HP

Entry Name: Entrance Lodge South East of Peckforton Castle

Listing Date: 29 October 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1313148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56864

Location: Peckforton, Cheshire East, CW6

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Peckforton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bunbury St Boniface

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(West Side)

1/25 Entrance Lodge
South-East of Peckforton


Entrance Lodge, mid C19 by Salvin. Red brick and stone with tile
roof. 2 storeys. Turret, archway, and 3-bay lodge. The stonework is
rock faced with smooth dressings. The main arch of the gateway is
Gothic and recessed with shallower arches and ribs in the archway.
The opening has a pair of flat topped oak gates on ornamental strap
hinges divided into vertical panels, one containing a small
wicket-door. The archway is ovolo moulded and is flanked by a round
tower, with conical roof, off a storey-high square base (south) and a
large reducing buttress (north). Two-light trefoil-headed windows
surmount the archway east and west with the inscription "Confido
conquiesco" beneath the window on the rear (west) side of the opening.
The lodge (north) has shouldered-linteled metal casements in pairs, to
ground floor, and trefoil headed casements, in stone half dormers, to
end bays at first floor. The first floor centre bay has shouldered
lintels. The north gable and dormers have copings with fillet moulded
kneelers to the dormers and gablet finials to the gable. Stone
chimney, reduced at ridge level has slotted fillet cap. The doors in
the archway, which lead to the round tower and lodge, are studded oak,
hung on ornamental strap hinges, with heads fitted to shouldered
Interior: The doors in the lodge entrance porch are boarded and
studded with ornamental strap hinges.

Listing NGR: SJ5380357557

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

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