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Description: Egge Cottage
Date Listed: 8 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 306189
OS Grid Reference: SP3742447447
OS Grid Coordinates: 437424, 247447
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1241, -1.4548
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3/78 Egge Cottage
3/78 Egge Cottage
Cottage. 1744, with C20 alterations and large late C20 addition. Designed by
Sanderson Miller. Regular coursed ironstone with irregular quoins. Concrete tile
roof; C19 brick end stacks. 2-unit plan. Picturesque Gothick style. 2 storeys to
road, 3 storeys to rear due to steeply sloping site. Entrance side: one-window
range. Slightly recessed centre. Central entrance has chamfered Gothic arched
doorway; C20 part-glazed door; stone steps. One-light casement to right. First
floor has central plain 2-light stone-mullioned window. Left return side lower
ground floor has wide 4-centre arch with outer arch of large voussoirs and C20
tripartite window with central 4-centre arched glazed door. Ground floor has
window with simple Y-tracery. First floor has lancet. Rear: 2-window range.
Splayed plinth. 2 massive but lower round angle projections with concrete tile
roofs. Lower ground floor has window of 4 lancets in straight head with
relieving arch of large voussoirs. Right turret has small window. Ground floor
has 2 windows with Y-tracery. First floor raised mid/late C20. 2 casements.
Substantial 4-window range addition, possibly incorporating former outbuilding
of limestone. Porch with arched stable door. Interior not inspected. Egge
Cottage was originally thatched, and was formerly known as the Thatched Cottage.
Miller built it for himself to appear as a romantic ruin. It was "Miller's first
essay in the Picturesque" (Pevsner) and formed part of his work on his Radway
Grange property, including the erection of the castle, now The Castle Inn
(q.v.), with which Egge Cottage forms a group.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.380; R.B. Wood-Jones: Traditional
Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region: 1963, p.199).
Listing NGR: SP3742447447
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