Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1820 - 1840
Detached three-bay single-storey gate lodge, built c. 1830, with abutting outbuilding to south-east elevation. Hipped replacement slate roof with cut limestone eaves course and rendered chimneystacks. Cut limestone walls to front (southwest) elevation, having cut limestone plinth. Rubble sandstone walls to all other elevations. Round-headed openings having replacement timber sliding sash windows with cut limestone surrounds and prominent keystone and tooled limestone sills. Square-headed openings with replacement timber sliding sash windows and concrete sills. Round-headed opening with carved limestone surround and replacement timber battened door and fanlight.
This former gate lodge is of architectural design and detailing and is a picturesque addition to the surrounding landscape. Attention to detailing is displayed in the execution of fine craftsmanship applied to the window and door surrounds. Its recent restoration works have been carried out in a sympathetic manner and enhance the preservation and appearance of the building. Originally a gate lodge it forms part of a greater group of structures associated with Castle Oliver.