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Latitude: 53.3498 / 53°20'59"N
Longitude: -3.1342 / 3°8'3"W
OS Eastings: 324597
OS Northings: 384260
OS Grid: SJ245842
Mapcode National: GBR 6YKP.8W
Mapcode Global: WH76D.T2Q8
Entry Name: South Lodge with Attached Gates and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 5 July 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1343519
English Heritage Legacy ID: 215659
Location: Wirral, CH61
Electoral Ward/Division: West Kirby and Thurstaston
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Church of England Parish: Thurstaston St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Chester
SJ 28 SW
(North Side, off)
South Lodge with
and gate piers.
Lodge with attached gates and gate piers. Late C19. For the Ismay Estate. Tooled
ashlar sandstone, shaped Welsh slate roof. L-shaped plan having entrance in wing
to left set behind double gate; side gate against the lodge. 1 storey and attic;
2-bay front and left return. Chamfered plinth beneath two 2 -light mullioned windows
having 2-pane sashes with diagonal glazing bars under linked hoodmoulds with ornate
stops; half-dormer on right has similar window under gable with foiled panel, shaped
kneelers and moulded gable copings. The end gables have similar copings; central
ridge stack with 4 flues rising from deeply offset plinth. Left return (facing
drive): triangular headed door under hoodmould stepped over blind shield; 3 -
light windows on right and 2-light windows above in style of rest.
Gate piers: plinths and monolithic shafts incorporating front buttresses beneath
carved Liver Birds; cornices with ball finials. Iron gates have twisted bars and
scrollwork. The Ismay family, of shipbuilding fame, purchased the Dawpool Estate
in 1877 and built the main house (now demolished) to which this formed the principal
entrance. Included for group value only.
Listing NGR: SJ2459784260
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