E doorway N base

Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 1. Doorways: E doorway (reset)" at Luton Hoo, Lady Bute's Lodge.

by Ron Baxter.

A badly weathered doorway of Tottenhoe stone incorporated in the fabric when the lodge was built in 1832-42. It is round headed and of a single order.

Engaged shafts on attic bases (the N surviving in fair condition) carry indeterminate weathered capitals, the N with remains of a roll necking. The imposts are chamfered, and the arch has an angle roll and a face roll between hollows. The label has a thin nook roll inside a flat fillet. The stone is badly weathered and crumbling throughout, and presents danger both to itself and to the visitor.


Height of opening 2.08 m
Width of opening 1.00 m