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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.

Name: TERN LODGE AND ADJOINING WALL

List entry Number: 1267341

Location

TERN LODGE AND ADJOINING WALL, A5

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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityWroxeter and Uppington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Feb-1985

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 418753

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History

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Details

SJ 50 NE WROXETER C.P. A5 (north side)

6/127 Tern Lodge and adjoining - wall

GV II*

Entrance lodge. Late C18 or early C19, probably by John Nash. Grey sand- stone ashlar; pyramidal slate roof with lead cap. Hexagonal plan with projecting porches forming Y-plan. 2 storeys. Plinth, floor band, and moulded dentil cornice to blocking course. Round-arched glazing bar sashes with projecting keystones and recessed panels beneath; low 2-light first- floor windows. Porches to south, north-east and north-west with round arches in each face, moulded stone cornice, and triangular pedimented gable; door to south with 6 flush panels, moulded architrave and radial fanlight; half- glazed door to north-east with flush panels, moulded architrave, radial fan- light, and wrought-iron railings in south-east arch with spear-heads, dog- bars, and circular-patterned top rail; north-west porch has door with 6 flush panels to south-west with tympanum and set within recessed arch. 3-bay red brick screen wall to left with stone coping and square end-pier with stone cap. Interior not inspected at time of survey, but it was noted that the ground-floor windows are blocked by the first floor behind. The Lodge is particularly important because of its rare and unusual plan-form as represented at Cronkhill Lodge (q.v.). A watercolour by Thomas Farmer Dukes now in Shrewsbury Local Studies Library shows the Lodge with an alternative domed roof lightly sketched in. The Lodge is probably part of Humphry Repton's landscaping scheme at Attingham Park (1797-8). It was formerly one of a pair each side of the A5 which were intended to "induce the stranger to conceive that he passes thro' the Park and not on the outside of it". Michael Rix, Attingham Hall, CL, Vol CXVI (21 October 1954) p.1352; National Trust, Attingham Park, p.30; Shropshire Libraries, MS.3066.



Listing NGR: SJ5559009387

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Cornforth, J et al, Attingham Park, (1981), 30
'Country Life' in 21 October, (1954), 1352

National Grid Reference: SJ 55590 09387

Map


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