This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 8032-8132 MERE CAST STREET (south side)
6/24 Lodge at Castle Hill Service Station
Lodge to former Old Union. 1835 by George Gilbert Scott. Neat ashlar walling with dressings in contrasting yellow limestone, Welsh slate roof. A picturesque design formerly one of a pair of lodges to the old Union, replacing a former workhouse; the second lodge, to the east of the site, and the main building were demolished 1968/69. Irregular plan with main north-south block and a cross-wing forming a T towards the north: Street front has 2 single lights with transome flanking 2-storey gabled porch with inner plank door to 4-centred arch beneath a blank shield with raised hood mould under a narrow light. Return, left, has projecting full height gable with 4-light casement under small square light; then Tudor doorway under 2-light transome light, and a 3-light casement to a central, projecting full height gable. All windows have stopped hoods and iron diamond small scale glazing, gables are coped with roll saddles and kneelers; two small flanking urns over main porch. Three ridge stacks. Right return is plain. Apart from some later C20 impediments associated with the garage, this is a good, well preserved lodge, now the more important as the remainder of the group, around a broad courtyard, has disappeared.
Listing NGR: ST8094932294
© Mr G.M. Cotton. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Cotton, G.M.
Rights Holder: Cotton, G.M.
Ashlar, Limestone, Welsh Slate, Georgian Cross Wing House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Hall House, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Courtyard, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Lodge, Garage, Transport, Road Transport Site
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