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West Lodge and Entrance Screen

A Grade II Listed Building in Rokeby, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5224 / 54°31'20"N

Longitude: -1.8783 / 1°52'41"W

OS Eastings: 407977

OS Northings: 514133

OS Grid: NZ079141

Mapcode National: GBR HJB4.5M

Mapcode Global: WHC5R.3LVD

Plus Code: 9C6WG4CC+XM

Entry Name: West Lodge and Entrance Screen

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 28 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111744

Location: Rokeby Park, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Rokeby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

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6/154 West Lodge and
Entrance Screen
12.1.67 (formerly listed
as Entrance Lodge
and gate piers to
Rokeby Hall)


Gate lodge and entrance screen. Early C19, for J.B.S. Morritt. Ashlar except
for squared stone left return of lodge; Lakeland slate roof; gates cast and
wrought iron. Greek Revival style.

l-storey,l-bay lodge. Eaves cornice on block corbels.: Shallow distyle-in-
antis Doric porch enclosing fielded-panel door in panelled stone surround.
Low pyramid roof with small banded stack at apex. Right return shows broad
recess with 9-pane sash window in panelled surround; left return shows 16-pane
sash in stone surround.

Gate piers have moulded bases and Greek key friezes, and carry seated stone
sphinxes. Dwarf quadrant walls with gabled coping, carrying railings with
moulded spike finials, join similar end piers. Double gates with scroll-
topped stiles, plain bars and dogbars, and crossed diagonals below mid-rail.
Short length of railing with similar single gate, to right of outer pier,
links to lodge.

Historical note: The artist J.S. Cotman mentions in a letter that he had
made suggestions to Mr. Morritt about the lodges, which Morritt intended to
take (Holcomb, 'John Sell Cotman in the Cholmeley Archive', North Yorks County
Record Office publication No. 22, 1980).

Listing NGR: NZ0797714133

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