Doorway to the grounds of Temple Lodge


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
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Location Description:
Statutory Address:
Cravengate, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4EE


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Statutory Address:
Cravengate, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4EE

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

Location Description:
North Yorkshire
Richmondshire (District Authority)
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Early-C19 Gothic-style doorway through the garden boundary wall of Temple Lodge.

Reasons for Designation

The doorway to the grounds of Temple Lodge is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:

Architectural interest: * as an early-C19 entranceway, its Gothic architectural design complementing that of the Grade II-listed Temple Lodge; * the archway is unusual in that it is formed from just two very large pieces of stone.

Group value: * with the Grade II-listed Temple Lodge and the Grade II-registered Temple Grounds.


The Georgian, Gothic-style Temple Lodge (listed Grade II), originally known as the Menagerie, was built sometime between 1749 and 1769 as a banqueting room within the grounds of York House. It was extended and became the main house of the estate around 1824-1827 when York House was demolished, becoming known as Temple Lodge from that point. The doorway to the grounds through the boundary wall is likely to date to the 1820s, probably designed to provide a more convenient pedestrian access to the town than the much grander early-C18 ironwork gates 10m to the south. The tall boundary wall into which the doorway is set is utilitarian in form, built of rubble stone. The dwarf wing walls to the east are later additions. The designed landscape, Temple Grounds, is included on the Parks and Gardens Register at Grade II.


Doorway through a boundary wall, probably 1820s.

MATERIALS: stone ashlar east face, rubble stone inner (west) face. Timber doors.

DESCRIPTION: the outer (east) face has a four-centred arch with a hood mould, the arch being formed from two stone blocks. This sits on monolithic jambs set on slightly projecting bases. The walling above the arch is ashlar, rising as a crow-stepped pediment and incorporating a cornice. The door is panelled and divided into two narrow leafs hung on strap hinges internally.




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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