LION GATES WITH RAILINGS LION LODGE NORTH LION LODGE SOUTH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208208
Date first listed:
21-Oct-1958
Statutory Address:
LION GATES WITH RAILINGS, THE AVENUE
Statutory Address:
LION LODGE NORTH, THE AVENUE
Statutory Address:
LION LODGE SOUTH, THE AVENUE

Map

Ordnance survey map of LION GATES WITH RAILINGS
LION LODGE NORTH
LION LODGE SOUTH
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Location

Statutory Address:
LION GATES WITH RAILINGS, THE AVENUE
Statutory Address:
LION LODGE NORTH, THE AVENUE
Statutory Address:
LION LODGE SOUTH, THE AVENUE

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

County:
Essex
District:
Brentwood (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 60476 91507

Details

BRENTWOOD

TQ69SW THE AVENUE 723-1/9/123 (East side) 21/10/58 Lion Lodge North, Lion Lodge South and Lion Gates with railings

II

Formerly known as: The Lion Gates with railings and Lion Lodge South. Lion Lodge North THORNDON PARK. Ornamental gates and lodges to Thorndon Hall (qv). Probably by James Paine, who designed the hall, in 1764. Later C18 stuccoed brick square pavilions flank the gateway. The central iron gates were removed in the 1939-45 war but a side pedestrian gate and railings remain. The cast-iron gate stanchions have guilloche decoration and urn finials, the upper rails have pendant flowers. The gate piers are rectangular, rusticated stone with rams' head swagged friezes, cornices and surmounting reclining lions. Each of the 2 pavilions is 2 storeyed with pyramidal slated roof and central stack, second stack rises from outer face. E and W fronts have a single window range, windows set in semicircular arched recesses. The tympana of the arches on the W front have ornamental roundels, a male and female head with hoe and snake respectively. There is a plain string course between floors with sash window below with glazing bars, 4x4 panes, N flat head and 2 upper panes now coalesced, S segment headed. Rear, E faces of pavilions have similar elevations but a first floor segment headed window, sash with glazing bars, 3x2 panes in place of the roundels. The inner N and S elevation (abutting the gate piers) each have a ground floor doorway. Doors, S, C19, 6 flush beaded panels, N, C20 6 panelled door with included fanlight. First floors have a single window, both casements with glazing bars, N, flat headed, S, segment headed. Outer N and S faces of pavilions both partly obscured by brick C19 ground floor additions. (Original pavilion plinth continues into junction). Pavilion first floor, N has 2 windows with glazing bars, one 3x2 paned casement and one 3x2 paned sash. S has 2 segment headed windows with glazing bars, one 3x2 paned sash and one 2x2 paned casement. Ground floor additions stuccoed with slated roofs. N pavilion - 2 window range to N, central stack, windows segment headed sashes, smaller plain extension further to N, rear, has C20 flat roofed extension with C20 door and C20 triple window with glazing bars and side casements, in total 4x3 panes, minor addition has C20 contiguous extension with C20 window with glazing bars, 1x3 panes. N end elevation, three C20 single light casements and plain C20 door with glazed panel. S pavilion addition to S similar to N pavilion but front elevation has single sash window and minor addition has a hipped roof. Rear has 2 segment headed sash windows and in minor addition C20 door with upper glazing and lower recessed panel. S end elevation, C20 single light window and hipped porch to original block with C20 door with upper glazing and lower boarded panel. HISTORICAL NOTE: the park was used as an army camp prior to D-Day and the gates were removed (and subsequently lost) to allow wide vehicles through. The central stack of the N pavilion is false and sits on a high brick arch. It is said that, when hunting was still in progress, deer were hung under this arch and the S pavilion was used for refreshments.

Listing NGR: TQ6047691507

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
373557
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 15 Essex,

Legal

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

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