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South Lodge with Attached Gates and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in West Kirby and Thurstaston, Wirral

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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

Plus Code: 9C5R8VX8+W8

Entry Name: South Lodge with Attached Gates and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 5 July 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343519

English Heritage Legacy ID: 215659

Location: West Kirby and Thurstaston, Wirral, CH61

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: West Kirby and Thurstaston

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Thurstaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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SJ 28 SW
(North Side, off)
4/310 Thurstaston
South Lodge with
attached gates
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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