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Grand Lodge at Main Entrance to Vaynol Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentir, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1959 / 53°11'45"N

Longitude: -4.1853 / 4°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 254110

OS Northings: 368767

OS Grid: SH541687

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.2PSL

Mapcode Global: WH546.PX6T

Entry Name: Grand Lodge at Main Entrance to Vaynol Park

Listing Date: 26 August 1992

Last Amended: 22 September 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4200

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Set well back from the main Caernarfon to Bangor road, behind the boundary wall that curves inwards towards the Main Entrance to the drive.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Pentir

Community: Pentir

Locality: Vaynol Park

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Probably contemporary with the later C19 improvements to the estate. However the quantity of materials listed in the Building Accounts for 1905 suggests that it was substantially altered then. It appears on the first edition of the OS map, surveyed in 1888.

Exterior

Built of rock-faced rubble with a slate roof. Tudor style. Single storey, 'L'-plan, with the entrance in the re-entrant angle brought flush with the projecting gabled wing facing the driveway with a stone roofed canted stone mullioned and transomed bay window, ornamented with a pilaster pinnacle over, and crude Tudor panelling in the apron below. The bay is flanked by giant arrow-slit like windows with extended hoodmoulds, one opened to a lozenge at its centre. The entrance has an open Tudor arch and asymmetrically stepped 'Dutch' parapet between diminuative crenellated towers. The gable has a string course implying a parapet. A pointed bay on the SE side gable and a 2-storey tower to the rear with stone chimney stacks.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting example of picturesque lodge architecture, of intrinsic interest and of group value with the Main Entrance gates and screen at Vaynol Park.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Main Entrance to Vaynol Park, including flanking approach walls,
    The grand gated entrance to the main drive is flanked by similarly designed stretches of broadly curved boundary walls, contiguous with the boundary walls to the Park. The Grand Lodge lies directly be
  • II Boundary Wall to Vaynol Park, including railings along the Menai Strait shore.
    Approximately 2.5km of stone boundary wall enclosing the landward side of Vaynol Park and bordering the A487.
  • II Wern Gogas
    Located remotely in the S corner of Vaynol Park, and reached by a track running parallel and within the estate boundary wall SW from outside the Main Entrance Gates by the Grand Lodge to Vaynol Park.
  • II Singrig
    Situated at the NE end of Y Felinheli in the Aber Pwll area. On the SE side of the former A487, some 250m SW of its junction with the B4547 to Pentir. Set below road across stream with half-round he
  • II Singrig
    Situated at the NE end of Y Felinheli in the Aber Pwll area. On the SE side of the former A487, some 250m SW of its junction with the B4547 to Pentir. Set below road across stream with half-round he
  • II Singrig
    Situated at the NE end of Y Felinheli in the Aber Pwll area. On the SE side of the former A487, some 250m SW of its junction with the B4547 to Pentir. Set below road across stream with half-round he
  • II Stables and Brood Mare's Yard
    Set in the heart of Vaynol Park, E of the Old Hall, and in a secluded setting amongst trees at a lower level than the drive running S from Vaynol Farm.
  • II Classical statue to SW of Vaynol Hall
    The statue stands on the axis of the SW garden of Vaynol Hall, in a clearing on the edge of woodland beyond the garden balustrade.

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