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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322734
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111744
Location: Rokeby, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Rokeby
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
NZ 01 SE ROKEBY ROKEBY PARK
6/154 West Lodge and
12.1.67 (formerly listed
as Entrance Lodge
and gate piers to
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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