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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 56864
Location: ENTRANCE LODGE SOUTH EAST OF PECKFORTON CASTLE, STONE HOUSE LANE (west side)
  PECKFORTON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 29 March 2002
Date listed: 29 October 1984
Date of last amendment: 29 October 1984
Grade II*

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SJ 55 NWPECKFORTONSTONE HOUSE LANE(West Side)1/25Entrance LodgeSouth-East of Peckforton

SJ 55 NW PECKFORTON STONE HOUSE LANE (West Side) 1/25 Entrance Lodge South-East of Peckforton Castle. II* Entrance Lodge, mid C19 by Salvin. Red brick and stone with tile roof. 2 storeys. Turret, archway, and 3-bay lodge. The stonework is rock faced with smooth dressings. The main arch of the gateway is Gothic and recessed with shallower arches and ribs in the archway. The opening has a pair of flat topped oak gates on ornamental strap hinges divided into vertical panels, one containing a small wicket-door. The archway is ovolo moulded and is flanked by a round tower, with conical roof, off a storey-high square base (south) and a large reducing buttress (north). Two-light trefoil-headed windows surmount the archway east and west with the inscription "Confido conquiesco" beneath the window on the rear (west) side of the opening. The lodge (north) has shouldered-linteled metal casements in pairs, to ground floor, and trefoil headed casements, in stone half dormers, to end bays at first floor. The first floor centre bay has shouldered lintels. The north gable and dormers have copings with fillet moulded kneelers to the dormers and gablet finials to the gable. Stone chimney, reduced at ridge level has slotted fillet cap. The doors in the archway, which lead to the round tower and lodge, are studded oak, hung on ornamental strap hinges, with heads fitted to shouldered lintels. Interior: The doors in the lodge entrance porch are boarded and studded with ornamental strap hinges.

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