Record Details

NHER Number:10463
Type of record:Building
Name:Thurton Lodges to Langley Park


These two gate lodges were built between 1785 to 1790 by Sir John Soane. They are of gault brick with Portland and York stone dressings and a slate roof. Wrought iron railings are attached on a brick plinth, with square-cage gate piers. The southeast lodge has an original fireplace, and the northwest lodge has 19th century grate.


  • Thurton Lodges to Langley Park.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 3437 9989
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

Two gate lodges, built around 1785-90 by Sir John Soane.
Gault brick, Portland and York stone dressings. Slate roof, pedimented gables. Each one storey, square plan.
Gable walls north and south have pair of recessed Tuscan columns supporting metope frieze and gable pediment. Central round-headed sash window between columns. Cornice overhang with guttae continues along east and west walls. In east wall facing driveway, round-headed door with arch of two orders. Blind round-headed recess in west wall.
Central stack on ridge; fireplace on west wall.
Wrought iron railings attached on brick plinth, and square-cage gate piers (reverse east and west directions for southeast lodge).
Southeast lodge has original fireplace, northwest has 19th century grate. Under restoration 1986.
Information from (S1).
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 23 July 1986.

See newspaper articles (S2) and (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • GATE LODGE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1785 AD to 2050 AD)
  • LODGE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1785 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 513-514; Pl 95.
---Photograph: Photographs of Thurton Lodges to Langley Park. Colour & Black and white.
---Photograph: Photographs of Thurton Lodges to Langley Park. Black & white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Thurton.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1050638 and 1306478.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1978. Move to save lodges. 2 March.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. New life for park lodges. 27 June.

Related records - none

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