SU9489 : Lodge at the gates to the Hall Barn Estate

taken 7 years ago, near to Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Lodge at the gates to the Hall Barn Estate
Lodge at the gates to the Hall Barn Estate
It's not often you see a building that has been painted entirely black. This one has a Carpathian quality about it, as if it had been salvaged from a set at Hammer Films.

Professor Pevsner (in the Buckinghamshire volume of 'The Buildings of England') reckons it's Victorian, saying: 'Encrusted with panels which originally formed Gothic bench-ends, Early Renaissance panels from walls or bedsteads, etc.'

Sure enough, there are components (particularly the 'barleysugar' columns) which look as if they've been borrowed (or stolen?) from the Great Bed of Ware LinkExternal link

but I can't help thinking this dark, hunched little shape would seem quite at home in the Carpathians: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Boundary, Barrier  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9465 8961 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.8436N 0:38.0946W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 9466 8964
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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