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Description: Cotesbach Hall
Date Listed: 11 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 191408
OS Grid Reference: SP5391082375
OS Grid Coordinates: 453910, 282375
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4367, -1.2084
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SP 58 SW COTESBACH MAIN STREET
House. Built in circa 1700 for Edward Wells rector; remodelled
and extended in 1720 for John Farshaw; service wing added in
circa 1880 by Charles Marriott. Brick with stone dressings.
Plain tile and slate twin-span roof with 4 gable stacks and 1
ridge stack. Coped gables with kneelers. North front: slate
roof. PLAN : Double depth plan with central stairhall; the left
(W) hand part and the right hand (E) wing added circa 1720 and
the rear left (NW) service wing added in circa 1880. 2 storeys
and attic: 6 bays. Moulded wooden cornice. 1st floor band.
Large, off-centre round-arched window with central mullion, and
transom. Below to left, a doorway with C20 part-glazed double
doors with overlight and wooden latticed porch, flanked by single
glazing-bar sashes with cambered arches. Above to left, 3
glazing-bar sashes. Below to right, 2 glazing-bar sashes with
cambered arches, and above to right, 2 glazing-bar sashes. 3
dormers with shallow pitched roofs and sashes. To left, 1 ½
storey wing, plain tile roof, gabled, with flat-roofed polygonal
3-bay projection with brick band,parapet, and 3 glazing-bar
sashes with cambered arches. To right, a 1 ½ storey-single-bay,
plain tiled wing single glazing-bar sash with cambered arch, and
dormer with shallow pitched roof and 2-light casement. Adjoining
to north, a late C19 ancillary range and an C18 brick boundary
wall, running east for c50m.
INTERIOR: mid C18 staircase with open string, 2 turned balusters
per tread, moulded and wreathed handrail. Early C18 panelling,
moulded and dentilled cornice, and moulded stone chimney piece,
in ground floor room in south east corner. Other rooms have good
C18 moulded plates cornices and friezes and chimney pieces. C18
joinery largely intact including panelled doors and arch to
NOTE: Edward Wells was rector and professor of Geography, Ancient
History and Mathematics at Oxford. John Farshaw was professor
of Greek at Oxford. The house was bought by the Marriott family
in 1750 who have lived here since 1768.
SOURCE; Major R A Marriott
Listing NGR: SP5391082375
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Source: English Heritage
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