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North Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8668 / 51°52'0"N

Longitude: -4.0381 / 4°2'17"W

OS Eastings: 259765

OS Northings: 220655

OS Grid: SN597206

Mapcode National: GBR DT.SH11

Mapcode Global: VH4J2.YBKR

Entry Name: North Lodge

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22173

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On the B4300 at the north entrance to Golden Grove park, 1 km north of the Mansion.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Locality: Golden Grove Park

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Built after 1839, probably in the 1850s. This may be the 'new lodge' referred to in the 1861 Census. The lodge displays the arms of the first Earl Cawdor, d1860, and it is first shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1886. As a consequence of the construction of Lord Cawdor's new mansion at Golden Grove the turnpike road (which ran through the park to the south of this site) was diverted to its present line (B4300) and this lodge built at the new park entrance from it.


Picturesque gate lodge of T-shaped plan with irregular additions, in irregularly coursed local masonry. Tile roofs with generous eaves and verge overhangs. Small hanging finials. Main elevation facing road: central gable with canted bay window with tiled canopy; eaves generously sprocketted with struts on corbels supporting the cantilevered wallplate ends; at left a tall chimney and two small gabled wings, at right an open lean-to roof at the entrance with timber posts and brackets. The bay window is of mullion and transom type with three lights to front and canted flank lights. Cawdor arms in a lozenge above.
Side elevation facing private road: similar gable verge; two-light mullion and transom window. Three posts at porch with brackets.
Rear elevation: at left, truncated chimney, over which the roof has been restored. At the right, an angled bay window of mullion and transom type, two lights to each flank, with three-hipped roof and finial.

Reasons for Listing

A later addition to the landscaping of the environs of Golden Grove at an important visitor entrance to the Park, maintaining the picturesque theme of gate-lodge design.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Garden Wall of the Former Mansion
    Near the site of the old Golden Grove mansion, about 300m south of the North Lodge, extending from near Garden Cottage to near Eagle Lodge
  • II Eagle Lodge
    Within the park of Golden Grove, about 400m south of the North Lodge, to the north side of the drive to the Mansion. Low stone wall at front and side with iron railings; two monolith gatepiers to the
  • II Golden Grove Terrace
    Retaining walls and parapets to the north and east of the mansion and service wing of Golden Grove.
  • II* Golden Grove Mansion
    In park landscape to the south of, and overlooking, the Towy valley, 4 km south-west of Llandeilo. Two gate-lodges to the B4300 at north. A third, which is at the present principal park entrance, is i
  • II Golden Grove Inner East Gate
    At the east entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the house.
  • II Golden Grove Garden Seat and Stairs
    Garden features on the entrance axis of the mansion, on the rising ground to the south.
  • II* Golden Grove Stable Block
    To the west of the service wing at Golden Grove, to which it is linked by yards and a covered way. Rubblestone enclosing wall at north, continuing the line of the terrace wall of the house.
  • II Golden Grove Inner West Gate
    At the west entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the stable block.

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