South Lodge With Attached Gates And Gate Piers

19 Oct 2001
South Lodge With Attached Gates And Gate Piers, Station Road, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 0HL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

STATION ROAD SJ 28 SW (North Side, off) 4/310 Thurstaston South Lodge with attached gates and gate piers.


Lodge with attached gates and gate piers. Late C19. For the Ismay Estate. Tooled ashlar sandstone, shaped Welsh slate roof. L-shaped plan having entrance in wing to left set behind double gate; side gate against the lodge. 1 storey and attic; 2-bay front and left return. Chamfered plinth beneath two 2 -light mullioned windows having 2-pane sashes with diagonal glazing bars under linked hoodmoulds with ornate stops; half-dormer on right has similar window under gable with foiled panel, shaped kneelers and moulded gable copings. The end gables have similar copings; central ridge stack with 4 flues rising from deeply offset plinth. Left return (facing drive): triangular headed door under hoodmould stepped over blind shield; 3 - light windows on right and 2-light windows above in style of rest.

Gate piers: plinths and monolithic shafts incorporating front buttresses beneath carved Liver Birds; cornices with ball finials. Iron gates have twisted bars and scrollwork. The Ismay family, of shipbuilding fame, purchased the Dawpool Estate in 1877 and built the main house (now demolished) to which this formed the principal entrance. Included for group value only.

Listing NGR: SJ2459784260


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0124 IOE Records taken by Bryan F Basketter; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr F. Bryan Basketter. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Basketter, F. Bryan

Rights Holder: Basketter, F. Bryan


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