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Latitude: 52.7273 / 52°43'38"N
Longitude: -3.9821 / 3°58'55"W
OS Eastings: 266246
OS Northings: 316249
OS Grid: SH662162
Mapcode National: GBR 8X.165S
Mapcode Global: WH56M.SQZ1
Entry Name: SW Lodge to Garth Angharad
Listing Date: 1 February 1995
Last Amended: 1 February 1995
Source ID: 15597
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Set back from the road behind trees and raised up behind a rubble retaining wall.
Locality: Garth Angharad
Traditional County: Merionethshire
A square one-and-a-half storey gate lodge built c.1912 to serve Garth Angharad. The design suggests the influence of the work of Clough Williams Ellis. Centralised plan; snecked rubble construction with pyramidal small-slate roof, slightly feathered out towards the eaves. Square central stack with moulded plinth and corners set back. The lodge is set on a slightly projecting plinth. W (entrance) front with entrance to R and adjacent 12-pane flush casement, all beneath a continuous stone lintel; boarded, grooved door. In front, a projecting single-storey verandah-type porch with restrained chinese style openwork wooden supports carrying 3 arches, the central, wider one depressed; plain balustrading, flat lead roof with bracketed eaves. To the L a 12-pane flush casement window with plain stone lintel. Above, a large and distinctive centrally-placed squared timber oriel, breaking the eaves which are splayed to either side; 10 light glazing on 2 levels, 6 panes per light, flat lead roof. It is possible that the extraordinary size of this feature relates to a specific function of the upper room, which may have served as a dining room for shoot lunches. Tripartite and 2-part windows as before to N face with 12-pane flat-roofed dormer to L, breaking the eaves. Further 6 and 12-pane windows to S face withcentrally-placed dormer as before. Contemporary flat-roofed single-storey extension to rear.
Listed for its special interest as a lodge that is distinctive for its bold and unusual design.
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