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Rathcoole House, Lambeth

Description: Rathcoole House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 May 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 204230

OS Grid Reference: TQ3062775415
OS Grid Coordinates: 530627, 175415
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4626, -0.1210

Location: Allardyce Street, Lambeth, Greater London SW9 8AN

Locality: Lambeth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW9 8AN

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Listing Text

1. (north side)

No 2
(Rathcoole House)
TQ 3075 17/377 15.5.80


Circa 1870, the main house of a scheme designed by T Collcutt and built by Jennings,
an enthusiast for the newly-fashionable terra-cotta as a building material.
Two storeys, attic and basement, irregular fenestration. Three bays to Ferndale
Road. One-bay left return to Bedford Road gives impression of startling height.
Red brick with exuberant terra-cotta dressings. High pitched tiled roof with
fancy ridge tiles and fishscale tiling to cheeks of wide dormer gables, breaking
eaves, one on each face. Pale terra-cotta dressings include random block quoins
(!) eaves cornice, strings, and architraves to segment-headed windows and round-arched
doorway. Style mixes classical and Jacobean motifs. An elliptical full height
oriel bay above entrance had strapwork and balustrading; similar ornament is
applied to a 2-storey canted bay on the Bedford Road front and to the gable
above it.

Listing NGR: TQ3062775415

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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