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St George Gate Lodge to Kinmel Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: St George

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Reasons for Listing

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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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Park Gates and Gatepiers to the NW entrance to Kinmel Park
    The park entrance is at the SE end of the main street of St George, with the lodge lying on the N side.
  • II Village Hall
    The building stands at the NW entrance of Kinmel Park, on the extension of the main street of the village.
  • II Kinmel Arms
    Located on the N side of the extension of the main village street towards the NW gates of Kinmel Park.
  • II Telephone Call-box adjoining St George's House
    Prominently sited on the south pavement of the main street and facing N to St George's Churchyard and Primrose Hill.
  • II Pillar Box adjacent to St George's House
    The pillar box is sited close to the Telephone kiosk, on the S pavement of the main street and facing N to St George's churchyard and Primrose Hill.
  • II Church of St George
    The church is in the W angle of the road running S to the main village street, and is set on steeply sloping ground.
  • II 7 Main Street
    Located on the S side of the main street. No 7 is at the upper, E end, terminating the curve of the terrace into the minor lane to the S.
  • II 6A Main Street
    Located on the S side of the main street. No 6A is the second from the E end, on the curved section leading to the minor lane to the S.

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