Description: Cotton House
Date Listed: 21 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 310276
OS Grid Reference: SU1796068806
OS Grid Coordinates: 417960, 168806
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4180, -1.7431
SU 1768 4/150
1870 (designed). 1871-2 built. Architect G E Street. Like Littlefield, built
in concrete to the patent method of Charles Drake. Cement rendering. A little
tile-hanging under eaves, but otherwise no attempt to conceal the material. Brick
strings at plinth and 1st floor sill level. Pitched tile roofs. Tall brick stacks
with elaborate cornicing.
3 storeys and basements. Study and dormitory wing has 2 storeys and attics.
Irregular plan, each part with its own pitched roof. Very steep proportions.
Mullioned and transomed casements in flush frames, with moulded cornices over
(no transoms on 2nd floor). Study windows single-light. 2 storey bay on south
side, of which the 1st floor is hung with fish-scale tiles. 2 attic dormers
to dormitory have tile-hung cheeks and rendered gable ends with simple pargetting
of vaguely zodiacal patterns. 2 doors, to housemaster's and to boys' part, both
planked, with contemporary iron hinges and mullioned oblong fanlight.
Listing NGR: SU1794468799
Source: English Heritage
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