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Description: Laundry Cottage
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259100
OS Grid Reference: SJ4659615248
OS Grid Coordinates: 346596, 315248
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7322, -2.7923
BICTON C.P. ROSSALL
SJ 41 NE
6/39 Rossall Cottage and Laundry
29.1.52 Cottage (formerly listed as
Former service block, now pair of cottages. Circa 1677 with some alterations
and additions of 1965. Red brick with some painted stone dressings. C20
concrete tile roof. Formerly one of a pair of service blocks flanking the
forecourt to the north-west of Rossall House (both the other service block
and the house are now demolished). Two storeys. North-east front:
dentil brick eaves cornice and parapeted gable ends with stone copings.
External brick lateral stack off-centre to left at front and large brick
stack off-centre to right at rear. 1:3:1 bays, central break with flat roof
(formerly with large triangular pediment, now demolished); small-paned
wooden cross windows with painted stone cills and gauged-brick heads with
triple keystones. Inserted first-floor left-hand window and blind first-
floor right-hand window. Central C20 half-glazed door with Gibbs surround.
First-floor segmental-headed wooden cross window in right-hand gable end.
Flat-roofed one-storey late C20 addition to right. Interior not inspected.
Rossall, dated 1677, was built for Edward Gosnell, a London merchant who
subsequently became Mayor of Shrewsbury, and was demolished in 1965. B.O.E.,
p. 235-6; Ed. Peter Reid, Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses. Vol. II,
(1980), p. 111; N.M.R.
Listing NGR: SJ4659615248
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Source: English Heritage
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