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Description: Candida Cottage
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 234954
OS Grid Reference: SP7567751664
OS Grid Coordinates: 475677, 251664
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1581, -0.8952
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SP 7550 ROADE HIGH STREET
11/137 No 39 (Candida Cottage)
Cottage. Mid-late C17, renovated c.1917 possibly by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
for W J Bassett-Lowke with later C20 alterations. Coursed limestone rubble C20
plain-tile roof replacing thatch and brick end stacks. 2-unit plan. 2-storey,
3-window range. Plank door to right of centre with small triangular leaded
light and wood lintel, in later C20 gabled stone porch. 2-light casement window
to ground and 1st floor right, 4-light casement to ground floor left, 3-light
casement to 1st floor left of centre. All have wood lintels and small leaded
panes. C20 stylights. Old single-storey extension to left, altered C20.
Single storey extension to right built as loggia for Bassett-lowke, of coursed
rubble with flat concrete roof and concrete lintles to opening to front and
narrower openings either side of door to right side elevation. Access to flat
roof is provided by double-leaf 'French window' with wood lintel to 1st floor
right gable end. Orginal plain stone coped parapet of loggia has been altered
and is no longer continuous and openings have been glazed. Interior:
bar-stop-chamfered spine beams and open fireplace with chamfered bressumer.
Fire canopy and basket and candle-holders to piers of fireplace survive from
Bassett-Lowke period. Glazed screen enclosing dog leg staircase also dates from
same period. Fire window to inglenook and window beside hall fireplace have
triangular heads and are characteristic of the style of C R Mackintosh. Hall
and loggia have red and black tiled floors. At the time of its purchase in 1914
by W J Barrett-Lowke for a country retreat, the cottage was divided into two.
It was restored as a single cottage possible by C R Mackintosh who designed
furniture for the cottage now in Brighton Art Gallery and Museum.
(Ideal Home 'Ancient and Modern' October 1920 (article on Candida Cottage
furniture' Brighton Museums and Art Gallery (no date)
Listing NGR: SP7567751664
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