© Mr Ronald May
ENTRANCE LODGE AT MARGARET BEAVAN SPECIAL SCHOOL, ALMONDS GREEN
LIVERPOOL, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE
Mr Ronald May
30 April 2007
27 April 1998
Date of last amendment:
27 April 1998
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SJ 39 SE LIVERPOOL ALMONDS GREEN
392/4/10105 Entrance Lodge at
Margaret Beavan Special
Lodge, attached boundary walls, railings and gate. C.1880, with late C20 additions and alterations. Thought to be the work of J. Francis Doyle, architect of Liverpool. Smooth red brick, tall clustered shaft chimney stack and a Westmorland slate roof covering, laid to diminishing courses. Irregular T-plan house, with gabled entrance front, with catslide roof forming porch to doorway to right. Gable to left, 2 storeys, with decorative brickwork to apex, imitating form of strutted king post truss. Below, 2, 2-light casement windows, each 6 -paned, below gauged brick arched heads, and flanked by blind panels with roughcast facings. Dog-tooth storey band above tall,3 light casement to centre of gable, the lights of 8 panes. Panelled door within recess beneath catslide roof, carried on timber bracket to corner post. Gable to right, set back, with shallow first floor 3-light window above taller 2-lght ground floor opening. Flat-roofed single storeyed C20 additon to rear.
INTERIOR: Not inspected. To left of front gable, a short flanking wall, 2 metres high extends further left, and incorporates doorway to rear garden. It links with a stone wall which extends forward to corner pier, then right as a low stone boundary wall, with half-round copings surmounted by cast-iron railings. These end at entrance gateway formed by low stone gate piers with moulded caps and railed gate. The lodge forms a group with the Margaret Beavan School, (item 4/10103) and the boundary wall, gatepiers and postbox (item 4/10106)