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Dolforgan Lodge (West) with gate screen, piers and gate formerly to Dolforgan Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Kerry, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5011 / 52°30'4"N

Longitude: -3.2604 / 3°15'37"W

OS Eastings: 314538

OS Northings: 289994

OS Grid: SO145899

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.HHY9

Mapcode Global: VH68B.FDQH

Plus Code: 9C4RGP2Q+FR

Entry Name: Dolforgan Lodge (West) with gate screen, piers and gate formerly to Dolforgan Hall

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17290

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Located against the main road, and set on a splay to flank the bellmouth entrance to the former driveway.

County: Powys

Town: Newtown

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Community: Kerry

Locality: Dolforgan

Built-Up Area: Kerry

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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One of a pair of 'Gothic' lodges, built c1800-18 by the Herbert family for their new access driveway to Dolforgan Hall.Lodges shown in this position on The Inclosure Award of 1807 may be the present buildings.


Painted brick with slate roof. One storey and attic, 3 bays, symmetrical, the centre set forward over the door and gabled. The door, set in a raised half-brick frame, is boarded, with planted bead forming a 'Y'- traceried 2-light pattern. Above the door a multi-paned window, the head having a pointed head and painted intersecting glazing bars. Windows each side, now replaced with plastic, are set in a raised brick frame and contain similar blind window heads with intersecting tracery. The E return elevation as three similar windows. Central brick stack with offsets.
Attached to the W lodge, an ashlar stone screen, the upper section arcaded with a moulded coping, terminates in a monolithic stone gate pier with moulded capping, for the braced timber gate, which also has an arcaded upper section.

Reasons for Listing

Included, despite alterations to the windows, as one of a striking pair of lodges in the picturesque gothic character promoted in the early decades of the C19.

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    Located against the main road, and set on a splay to flank the bellmouth entrance to the former driveway.
  • II Former Malthouse at The Herbert Arms
    To the rear and right hand side of The Herbert Arms.
  • II No 1, Old School House
    Located prominently on the N side of The Square, at the village centre, and backing on to the churchyard.
  • II The Herbert Arms
    The major building on the S side of the Square, in the centre of the village, with its 'L' plan stone malthouse to the rear.
  • II Morris monument in churchyard, Church of St Michael
    The monument is located close to the east side of the path from the square to the church, approximately 12m N of the entrance gates.
  • II Arhosfa
    Located within the prominent group of service buildings, by the side of the main Kerry to Newtown road, and set behind Sunnycroft.
  • II Sunnycroft
    Located at the W end of the village, set on the N side and parallel to the road to Newtown.
  • I Church of St Michael and All Angels
    Located within a circular churchyard on the N side of the Square, at the centre of Kerry village.

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