Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Social, Technical

Original Use

Gate lodge

In Use As

Gate lodge


1760 - 1790


314609, 228282

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Entrance gateway, c.1775, set on axis of main house, comprising double-leaf cast- and wrought-iron gate, each leaf having swags and shield, with flanking granite ashlar piers having carved caps and urns. Similar pedestrian gateway to each side set in railings on low plinth wall. Further flanking two-bay single-storey elevations with blind openings set in rusticated rendered walls. Two-bay single-storey gate lodge set behind each, with rusticated and smooth rendered walls, cut stone quoins, slate roofs, and hoods to doorways. Rendered, ruled and lined screen walls terminate entrance ensemble.


This imposing entrance group is a fitting precursor to the grand house beyond, retaining many materials and features, and its symmetrical arrangement which is mirrored in the gable end of the school opposite, creating a most impressive whole.