The Bottle Lodge , Tixall

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Date:1970 - 1973 (c.)

Description:Photograph of the Pepper Pot Lodge at Tixall before restoration.

The Bottle Lodge or Pepperpot Lodge, and originally called Upper Lodge, Tixall.

Grade II listed, this is a curious octagonal lodge in ashlar sandstone with an ogee stone vaulted roof. There is a central stone chimney, moulded stone eves, mullioned windows and a cambered stone doorway. The building stands at the roadside opposite Tixall Farm, at the Tixall end of the bridleway connecting Tixall to Great Haywood, where the Astons and Cliffords held further land and property. Bottle Lodge was previously known as the Upper Lodge, while the Lower or White Lodge stood at the Haywood Mill end of the Bridleway. The chimney was straightened when the building was restored in the 1990s for use as rented accommodation, with single rooms upstairs and downstairs. In the 19th century it was used to house the local shepherd with his children sleeping in the farm buildings on the other side of the road.

Information from Dr Anne Andrews, Ingestre & Tixall Local History Group.

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Source: Mr John Fisher

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