DescriptionThese lodges, with oak half-timbering in their gables, reflect the influence of Ernest George’s Onslow Almshouses in Guildford. The walls are of Bargate stone and the roofs covered with Horsham stone slates. There is, however, already a good deal of Lutyens’s own manner in the ‘surprise’ entrances on either side of the main gate approached under covered ways supported by squat Tuscan columns on balusters. The lodges were ‘built out of prizes won for Sussex cattle’, as the inscription tablet states. (Amery et al., 1981 cat no. 48)
Pair of LODGES on Dunsfold Road, very early work by Lutyens, 1890; the Lutyens touch is the penetration of the pedestrian doors through the wall that curves down to the gate. Passages alongside on little columns. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.440)
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