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Description: Rathcoole House
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
FERNDALE ROAD SW9
1. (north side)
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
Listing NGR: TQ3062775415
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Source: English Heritage
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