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White Lodge

White Lodge, Springfield Park

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White Lodge is an early to mid 19th century detached villa. It is sometimes referred to as ''The White House','Springfield Mansion' or 'The Mansion'.Stucco fronted two storey villahas a distinctive doric entrance porch with columns.

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Front elevation with distinctive doric columned entrance porch

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Round bow windows are a distinctive feature of the garden frontage

Details

Ownership

LB Hackney

Date or period

Early to mid 19th century

Current Designation

Listed Grade II

Architectural Merit

High

Condition

Poor condition (Listed Building at Risk). A programme of repairs and renewal is needed. Incremental internal alterations are beginning to detract form the overall quality.

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The fanlight above the main entrance has sadly lost some glass panes and is now boarded from the outside.

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Stable block

The front door has pilasters to either side with a fanlight above (now boarded up from the outside and with most glass panes either lost or removed and not replaced. Round bow windows face onto the park, to the rear.

This private house, along with two other 18th and 10th century houses and their gardens were opened to the public as Springfield Park on 5th August 1902 or 1905 (accounts differ).

The stable block to the side was constructed at the same time as the main house and is also listed. It is in a poor condition.

Springfield Parkwas created by JJ Sexbyand extends to some 16 hectares. The park is listed on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of interest, Grade II.

The building was included in the English Heritage Register of Listed Buildings at Risk in 2010, category C (Slow decay, so solution agreed).


References

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/HAR-2010-regional-registers/lon-HAR-register-2010.pdf

http://www.hackney.gov.uk/Assets/Documents/springfield-park-history.pdf

Sources

http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=1141558&resourceID=2

Monument No.1141558 (Park & Garden).

EH List entry Number: 1235414 (White Lodge)

http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle_print.aspx?uid=1235414&showMap=1&showText=1


leabridge.org.uk December 2012
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