Murtry Lodges, Gates, Gate Piers And Railings At Entrance To Orchardlea Park

23 Aug 1999
Murtry Lodges, Gates, Gate Piers And Railings At Entrance To Orchardlea Park, Buckland Dinham, Mendip, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/146 Murtry Lodges, gates, gate piers and railings at entrance to Orchardlea Park



Two lodges, gate piers and entrance gates. Early C19. Lodges of ashlar, cross gabled slate roofs with copings and statuesque finials, central polygonal stack to each of ashlar. Tudoresque. Two storeys single 2-light stone mullioned window under a stopped label to first floor of each, 2 slightly taller similar 2 light openings to ground floor; that to right of right lodge now altered to a door opening, C20 half glazed door. Four heraldic shields in relief to first floor of each lodge. Lodge to left with pent roofed outshut to its left, single storey, single C20 casement to frontage. Lodge to right with C20 extension of 2 storeys, one bay, in conforming style. Return of each lodge giving onto entrance road with a large central door opening in an elaborately moulded stone surround, paired panelled and studded doors; stopped label to each incorporating an heraldic shield. Above a stone plaque; to right lodge inscribed:- "Pro patria timidus perive"; to left lodge:- "Auxilium, neum a domino". Pair of central wrought iron gates between the lodges on wrought iron piers, each capped with a winged crown. Low wrought iron decorative railings to forecourt of each lodge, terminating in tall ashlar piers with 4 stage pyramidal caps.

Listing NGR: ST7637550002


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0370 IOE Records taken by Robert O Caudwell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Robert O. Caudwell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Caudwell, Robert O.

Rights Holder: Caudwell, Robert O.


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