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Cotton College, Cotton

Description: Cotton College

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275077

OS Grid Reference: SK0659646428
OS Grid Coordinates: 406596, 346428
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0151, -1.9031

Location: Cotton Lane, Cotton, Staffordshire ST10 3DP

Locality: Cotton
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST10 3DP

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Listing Text


4/81 Cotton College (Formerly
3/1/67 listed as "Cotton Hall")

House, now school. Late C18 with later alterations, and additions of
1846-8 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, 1874-5, 1886-7 and 1931-2.
C18 house of red brick with painted ashlar dressings and slate covered Mansard roof; additions by Pugin in ashlar and in red and brown brick with ashlar
dressings and plain tile roofs with coped verges; later C19 additions
in ashlar with edged herringbone tooling and shaped tile roof with
plain tile bands and coped verges; brick stacks. Symmetrical C18
house with Gothic style additions; C18 nucleus aligned north-west /
south-east facing south-west, extended to the north-east in 1846-8,
a wing of 1874-5 aligned north-east/south-west projects south-west
from the north-west end of the C18 building, extension of 1886-7
aligned north-west/south-east attached to the north-west. Central
C18 block, extensions of 1846-8 to the right, wing of 1874-5 to the
left. C18 block: 3-storey range with attic to the left, 2-storey
range with attic to the right under the same roofline, central semi-
octagonal projection of 2 storeys and attic with pointed hipped roof;
4:3:3 bays. Left-hand range: central straight joint with groins
of unequal length showing that the 2 right hand bays are earlier,
glazing bar sashes with horns and wedge lintels, the second floor
windows have cambered heads; 2-leaf half-glazed door to the right
with Tuscan portico on fluted columns. Central projection: ground
floor windows are glazing bar sashes, the first-floor windows are
4-pane sashes. Right-hand range: first floor storey band and
ground floor window sill band, glazing bar sashes, those to second
floor have cambered heads. Corbelled eaves and attic dormers
throughout. Additions of 1846-8; in 2 parts, 3 storey brick block
of 3 gabled bays to the left, low ashlar building to the right.
Left hand block: 6-light mullioned and transomed windows to ground
and first floors, 2 -storey bay window to the left with hipped roof,
second floor casements. Right-hand block: main range of one storey
and attic and 3 bays, the gabled left hand bay contains a segmental
pointed door and a pair of Carnarvon arch lights over, gable capped
by a ball finial; slightly lower central gable with single-storey
passage building extending obliquely from below it and forming a
link with the Church of St. Wilfrid (q.v.). Wing of 1874-5: 2
storeys and attic on high basement; 6 bays with buttresses at the
divisions and a squaretower to the right with chamfered corner; 3-
light chamfer mullioned basement windows, square head ground floor
window with 2 trefoil headed lights, high transom and supermullions,
segmental pointed second floor windows with trefoil headed lights
and supermullions containing a single reticulation, gabled dormers
with shaped barge boards. Interior: Victorian staircase with
turned balusters. B.O.E. P. 109.

Listing NGR: SK0659646428

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Source: English Heritage

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