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East Devon (District Authority)
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SY 07677 85934


BICTON BICTON PARK ST 08 NE 3/20 Sidmouth Lodge and adjoining - boundary walls 11.11.52 GV II* Late C18 - early C19, thoroughly refurbished 1986. Stucco on brick, slate roof. The lodge faces east and comprises 2 buildings separated by a carriageway which is roofed and has a large arch front and back. Each block is a mirror plan of the other. The carriageway is flanked by 1-room plan lodges, with end stacks and 2 storeys high. On each end are contemporary small single storey rooms narrower than the main rooms and set back front and back. Symmetrical front with a 2-window front each side of the arch. The main rooms project forward from the arch and flanking wings. It has a plain plinth and a plat band at first floor level. The walls between have channelled rustication. Single window central on each floor; a 2-light casement with lattice pattern of timber glazing bars with a stucco eared architrave resting on a pair of small bulbous- shaped consoles. Projecting eaves cornice over a dentil frieze. Low-pitch pediment over also has dentil frieze. At the time of survey the building was undergoing extensive repairs and the limestone finial and stone ornaments from each end of the coping have been temporarily removed. The low rooms each side have similar stucco finish but without the dentil frieze. The centre portion here is broken forward slightly with pediment over and contains a single-light window with plain rectangular architrave. The roof is gable-ended. The central archway is most impressive. It is a tall round-headed arch. It is carried on half-engaged square- section columns with fielded panel sides and capitals decorated with foliage and scrolls. The arch is framed by a moulded architrave and there is another horizontal moulding over. There are stucco wreaths in the spandrels. The eaves, cornice and dentil frieze is carried over the top at the same level as the flanking blocks. The archway is surmounted by a massive carving in limestone of the Rolle arms on a panelled pedestal. The rear elevation is identical to the front. Inside the archway each side of the flanking blocks contains a central doorway; a single panel door with a stucco pediment hood on ornate scroll consoles. Interiors completely rebuilt 1986 including roof structures. From each end low walls sweep forward in gentle curves to terminal piers. The walls are brick with stucco channelled rustication and limestone weathered coping. The piers are also stucco on brick. They are square in section with moulded base on a plinth and pedimented caps. Sidmouth Lodge was the main entrance to Bicton Park.

Listing NGR: SY0767785934


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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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Date: 19 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12463/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Judith Lloyd. Source Historic England Archive
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