Cotton House

31 Oct 1999
Cotton House, Bath Road, Marlborough, Kennet, Wiltshire, SN8 1NN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5407 (North Side) Cotton House SU 1768 4/150 II 2.

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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1288 IOE Records taken by Simon Mack; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Simon Mack. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Mack, Simon

Rights Holder: Mack, Simon


Brick, Cement, Concrete, Pargeting, Render, Tile, Victorian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, School, Education