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Description: Folds Cottage
Date Listed: 27 December 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 334330
OS Grid Reference: SK5770890632
OS Grid Coordinates: 457708, 390632
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4094, -1.1333
1. FOLDS LANE
SK 59 SE 9/60 27.12.62
The grade shall be amended to read II and the description shall be amended to read:-
5096 FOLDS LANE
SK 59 SE 9/60 13.11.59
House now 2 unoccupied cottages with attached outbuildings partly in the parish of
Maltby. 1750 by Mr Platt for Lord Scarborough (Beastall, p83). Ashlar and coursed
rubble magnesian limestone; Westmorland slate Welsh slate and pantile roofs. T-shaped,
2-storey, 3-bay house with 1-storey, 1-bay side pavilions in Palladian style; rear angles of
main range balled by 2-storey outshuts (not of special interest) pavilions linked by walls
to 1-storey, 3-bay outbuildings of c1750 facing onto rear garden. Main house, west front:
plinth, rusticated ground floor. Raised central panel with steps to door beneath flat arch
and modillion cornice. Outer bays have boarded-up windows with voussoirs of flat arches
aligned with courses, window on right is narrower. 1st floor deep band linked to sill
band by plain window aprons; central Ionic Venetian window with moulded sill, pilasters
and pulvinated frieze, windows to outer bays have moulded sills, shouldered architraves,
pulvinated friezes and cornices, Cornice and blocking course to nipped roof Side
pavilions set back, each have: rusticated quoins and square-faced surround with keystone
to semi-domed niche; eaves cornice and blocking course, to nipped roof with ridge stack.
Rear: wing has quoined rubble walling and round-headed window on each floor, eaves
band and cornice; rendered stacks to eaves of main range. Pair of outbuildings to rear left
and rear right attached by coped walls with gateways each have central bay breaking
forward with door and adjoining windows in raised ashlar surrounds, outer bays with
similar doorways, nipped roof Rear-right outbuilding incorporates later brick lean-to (not
of special interest).
Interior: in poor condition at time of resurvey. Central imperial staircase now divided by
partition wall, remains of original wrought- iron handrail. Ground- floor room on left has
crinoidal limestone fireplace with fluted keystone on lintel set beneath a scroll-topped
plaster overmantel, remains of plaster wall panels and or enriched cornice to decorative
ceiling (mostly collapsed) having acanthus motifs. 1st floor: subdivided single room with
fragment of original plain coving. Said to have been built for Lord Scarborough's chaplain
although the staircase and upper room suggest a grander occasional use.
Accounts of John Billam, Estate Steward, note that in 1750 stone was being laid to build
a new house the Folds and that Mr. Platt was paid £50 on account in the same year. Mr.
Platt is no doubt George Platt of Rotherham and this building is of particular interest in
that it predates the involvement ofJames Paine with the Sandbeck estate.
T.W. Beastall, A North Country Estate, 1974.
5096 Folds Cottage
SK 59 SE 9/60 27.12.62
Mid C18. Built, from its external appearance, as a garden ornament at the
east end of the lake in Sandbeck Park, but, from its internal arrangement,
also intended as a dwelling. Traditionally Lord Scarborough's Chaplain's
house. Ashlar. Hipped slate roof. Two storeys. Ground floor rusticated.
Moulded cornice. Five bays, centre 3 breaking forward; one-storey side bays
with niches; quoins. Central door, Pilladian window above.
Interior. Ground floor room has afine--Rococo moulded plaster ceiling.
Listing NGR: SK5770890632
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