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Latitude: 53.2683 / 53°16'5"N
Longitude: -3.5385 / 3°32'18"W
OS Eastings: 297491
OS Northings: 375694
OS Grid: SH974756
Mapcode National: GBR 3ZQN.Q3
Mapcode Global: WH65G.M37S
Entry Name: St George Gate Lodge to Kinmel Park
Listing Date: 5 August 1997
Last Amended: 5 August 1997
Source ID: 18687
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Located at the NW approach to Kinmel Park, at the end of the main street extension in St George village.
Locality: St George
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The St George gate once provided a main access to Kinmel. A lodge is said by Fenton to be in the process of erection in 1808, to the design of Gibbs, probably that shown at an angle on the opposite side of the driveway on the 1839 Tithe Map. The present building was probably designed by Thomas Hopper or his office to match the Grecian style of the new house he was building for Hughes, 1st Lord Dinorben, in 1842-3, although it may not have been erected until the early 1860's.
A single storey lodge of limestone ashlar, in Grecian style, with a slated roof behind a parapet. The main front, facing the driveway, has the centre bay canted forward to the entrance; two Doric columns in antis carrying a simplified entablature. The sides have segmental headed timber windows with later applied external louvred shutters. Above a plat band, the attic has recessed panels and roundels below the cornice. Polygonal face towards the park, and gable stack. A largely concealed modern extension extends to the rear.
Included as a good example of the Greek Revival style applied to a park lodge in the mid C19, and of group value with the lodge gates and gatepiers.
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