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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1053114



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cornbury and Wychwood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Jun-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 252459

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CORNBURY AND WYCHWOOD CORNBURY PARK SP3518 13/19 North Lodges and adjoining gates and gate piers


Entrance lodges, gates and gatepiers. Dated 1901, by John Belcher for Vernon Watney. Limestone ashlar. Hipped stone slate roofs with lead flats. Pair of lodges flanking pair of gate piers with pedestrian and vehicular gates. In a Queen Anne Revival style. Lodges: one storey and attic. Corner pilaster strips and stone dentil eaves cornice. Central stone stack to flat. Pairs of flat-topped dowers to front and back with 9-pane windows and pie-ornament to lead-covered sides. Three bays to front and back; glazing bar sashes with stone cills, the outer windows also with moulded architraves, pulvinated friezes and moulded cornices. Moulded and carved circular datestones above central windows to each lodge, superscribed "VM/MW" and "19/01". Two-bay inner side elevations with glazing bar sash and small-paned half-glazed door with 2 lower raised and fielded panels, moulded architrave, pulvinated frieze and moulded cornice. Single glazing bar sash to outer side elevation. Gates and gatepiers: each pier with plinth, flat string course and triangular pediment. Round-arched niche to each side and carved festoons above string course. Flanking set-back lower sections with banded rustication and carved scrolled tops; also attached to inner walls of lodges. Central pair of wrought-iron gates with top bars curving down to centre, spearhead railings, arrowhead dog bars, scrolled lock bar with lion masks and rings, husks in lower panels, and central repousse wreaths above; flanking panelled stanchions with repousse work, scrollwork and scrolled cresting. Smaller flanking pedestrian gates with curved top bars, arrowhead dog bars, scrolled lock bars with lion masks and rings, husks in lower panels and central repousse wreaths above. Wrought-iron lanterns attached to north-east side of gate piers. Interiors not inspected. The lodges are part of the work carried out at Cornbury by Belcher in 1901-6. They dark the principal entrance to Cornbury House (q.v.) from Charlbury on the north-east edge of Cornbury Park. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p555)

Listing NGR: SP3547118707

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 34 Oxfordshire

National Grid Reference: SP3547118707


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