John Adam, 1753-60. Identical pair of single storey classical
lodges, 1753-58, flanking giant piers and decorative iron
gates, wrought by Hillcoat of Newcastle, 1760, presumably
to John Adam's designs.
LODGES: red rubble sandstone with ashlar dressings, base and
eaves courses, rusticated quoins and moulded cornice;
rectangular plan. 3-bay elevation to the Avenue, each with
window; 2-bay return elevation towards drive, with window
to N bay and entrance gates and piers linking to S bay. 3-bay
S elevation to drive with doorway in open, consoled, pedimented
bay at centre; panelled door with small-pane fanlight and
blind oculus; window in each flanking bay.
12-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Bell-cast,
grey slate, piend roof with lead flashings; corniced ashlar
stack at centre; slate hung, flat-roofed dormer addition.
PIERS: red sandstone ashlar pair of square section gatepiers,
towering to full-height of lodges; attached, coupled Doric
columns to each pier to The Avenue, semi-circular niche with
blank panel above to the drive; full entablature with deep
cornice and triglyph and metope frieze. Balustraded,
pedestrian gateways link piers with lodges.
GATES: ornate, gilded wrought-iron overthow with monogram and
coronet above 2-leaf wrought-iron gates and side panels.
Simpler wrought-iron gates in pedestrian gateways flanking
RAILINGS: wrought and cast-iron retaining railings, adjoined
to lodges, set on coped parapets.