Last updated on 20th September 2019
Built in keeping with the Hall, this Lodge is now a private home but has been lived in by the Hall’s gamekeeper at some stage. It was also the Post Office during the 2nd World War and sold sweets and tobacco and Annie Foster was the postmistress. The Post Office was in the room that is near the Lodge Gates and Towers on the right hand side as you go through the gate.
The Lodge has been extended (on the right) but the original would have just been the round house.
There is a crest above the gates. Here it is in more detail
John & Susan Foster moved into the house after Doris, John’s mum. They had the original extension removed and a new one erected.
The side view. Here you can just make our where the scullery door has been bricked up (to the right of the far left window). The well is still there to the far left of the house but out of the picture. This would have made it easy access to the scullery.
Enormous thanks to Sue Foster for trawling through all her old photos and allowing me to share them with you.
Here is the description on the listed buildings site:
SK 63 NW TOLLERTON COTGRAVE LANE (south side) 3/129 The Lodge and attached gateway and wall II Lodge and attached gateway and wall. circa year 1824. Render over red brick. Conical slate roof. Single red brick ridge stack, single rendered stack to rear and single similar corner stack to front right being larger and corresponding to the corner buttresses which are at each angle and which terminate in single pepper pot finials. Raised eaves band. 2 storeys, asymmetrical octagonal plan. Road front with round arched recessed panel, to the left is a similarly arched glazing bar sash and further left a similar blocked opening. Above are 3 glazing bar casements. Attached to the right are red brick extensions. Attached to the left is the red brick and render gateway, single crest above, with shaped parapet over topped with single large orb finials. To the left is a large octagonal pier terminating in a single pepper pot finial. Extending from the rear of this pier is a stepped, coped ashlar wall extending for about 13 metres. Built as a lodge to Roclaveston Manor.