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© Mr Howard W Hilton ARPS

IoE Number: 56913
Location: DORFOLD HALL LODGE AND ENTRANCE GATES, CHESTER ROAD
  ACTON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr Howard W Hilton ARPS
Date Photographed: 27 July 2000
Date listed: 10 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 10 June 1952
Grade II

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ACTON C.P.CHESTER ROADSJ 65 SW4/1Dorfold Hall Lodge andentrance gates10 June 1952

ACTON C.P. CHESTER ROAD SJ 65 SW 4/1 Dorfold Hall Lodge and entrance gates 10 June 1952 GV II Park lodge and gates 1862, for Wilbraham Spencer Tollemache (Hall leaflet). Red brick with stone dressing and tile roof, in Jacobean style. Single storey, 2-bay facade (north) and 2-bay entrance front (west). Projecting weathered stone plinth, flush stone quoins, stone dressed mullion windows, surmounted by the Tollemache diamond and cross emblem, and canted bays with projecting cornices and stone roofs. The entrance is a door of three vertical panels in an inset porch with external pil- asters, and archivolt with springers and keystone. The roof has a moulded parapet with ogee shaped-gables over windows and ball finials, on scotia moulded bases, flanking and surmounting the gables. The south elevation, to the Park, has a single mullion window surmounted by a St George cross and emblem of four birds which is flanked by small bullseye windows. The screen walls, linking the Lodge to the gates (west) and flanking the gates is of brickwork of stone plinth, has blue brick diaper work in continuous diamond pattern and is surmounted by a 3-section balu- strade, of linked cast-iron roundels, framed in moulded stonework and with cast-iron ball finials on scotia moulded pedestals. The gate piers have torus moulded plinths, chamfered stone dressed quoins, moulded caps and support cast-iron heraldic lions with shields. The gates are of square rods, with spear and scroll features. They are surmounted by a semi-circular arched overthrow, based on scrolls, with the Tollemache fret emblem at its centre.

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