Lodge and Gates, Loftus

A lovely postcard of the lodge, built in 1869 by the nephew of Sir Robert Lawrence Dundas; at the entrance to the hall, the gates have long since gone and other houses have been built in Hall Grounds. An impressive view of the Town Hall, with the Lodge at the entrance to Hall Grounds as the gated road shown is still known today. Postcard by Cooke’s Fancy Bazaar, Loftus. The architecture of the lodge bears a remarkable resemblance to that of the Town Hall, which was erected in 1879. Perhaps Lord Zetland was so impressed by the Lodge that he commissioned the same architect to design the Town Hall later. The gates led onto a drive that curved past the stable block round to the main house.

Image courtesy of John G. Hannah, additional information courtesy of Jean Wiggins.

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