© Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
CASTLE LODGE, 13 MARKET PLACE (south side)
BISHOP AUCKLAND, WEAR VALLEY, DURHAM
Mr Alan Bradley LRPS
08 April 2001
21 April 1952
Date of last amendment:
21 April 1952
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NZ2130 MARKET PLACE
634-1/8/64 (South side)
Formerly known as: Castle Lodge CASTLE SQUARE.
Lodge to bishop's park. Now 2 flats including house for Park
Warden, and conference room. C17, possibly incorporating
earlier fabric. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings;
returns and rear rubble; roof not visible, said to be blue
Basement and 3 storeys, 3 windows. Stone steps up to central
door with 2 shaped panels in stone architrave with enriched
scroll brackets on acanthus leaves, and pulvinated frieze to
pediment. 2-light windows over door. Full height canted bays
either side, with 3 lights in front, have pulvinated frieze
and cornice. Stone mullions to all windows, and transoms to
ground and first floor, with leaded casements. Battlemented
roof parapet. Roof said to have 3 ridges.
Rear elevation at lower level has central boarded basement
door, large C18 wheel window to stair at each floor, and
blocked square central window.
INTERIOR shows close-string dogleg stair through 2 floors,
with fat turned balusters and ramped handrail with altered
top. Top flight removed and balusters used to form first-floor
gallery by making up canted tops to new height. Basement shows
cobbled and brick floors, old plank partitions to front with
blocked cellar shutes; beams of large scantling, with run-off
chamfer. Studded rear door has strap hinges with curled
splayed ends. Rear right room has C17 boarded door with glazed
rough-hewn light and strap hinges with curled splayed ends;
cupboard door in opposite wall has C17 L hinges.
Ground floor has inserted partitions forming 2 entrances to
separate flats and 3rd to conference room. Left room has
imposing stone fire surround with architrave, pulvinated
frieze and scroll-bracketed cornice with enrichment in style
of external door surround. Moulded stucco cornice to this
room, interrupted by C20 partition.
Other rooms inspected have C20 doors and finishing, including
right ground-floor rooms being converted to conference room at
time of survey (1991) with late C20 cornice in style of late
C17. Top floor disused at time of survey.
An important feature in the setting of Auckland Castle (qv),
this lodge can be seen in an earlier form, without wheel
windows, in an undated painting in the castle.