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Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
Bishop's Itchington
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SP 38989 58050


BISHOPS ITCHINGTON STATION ROAD SP35NE (East side) The Cottage 5/3 15/03/83 - II*

House. 1888 and 1900 by C.F.A. Voysey, for M.H. Lakin. Roughcast brick. Concrete tile hipped roof has gables to rear and curved iron gutter brackets throughout; roughcast ridge stacks. U-plan, with wings to rear. Arts and Crafts style. 2 storeys; 6-window range. Garden front, originally entrance front has porch with battered walls and leaded lights, but no door. Leaded glazed door inside. Plain leaded painted wood mullioned windows throughout, some with tile and roughcast drip moulds. Ground floor has 5- and 3-light windows, recessed between buttresses. Large 7-light hall window to left of porch, and smaller, 6-, 2- and 3-light windows to right have transoms. 4 shallow hipped half-dormers breaking just above eaves have large 3-light windows. 2 small 2-light windows on right. Low 3-bay loggia attached at right angles on right. Left return side altered and enlarged as entrance front 1900. Four-window range. Large low projection on right has 11-light window and hipped roof. Half-glazed door in angle, of 2 x 3 panels, with adjoining single light linked to 4-light window. Large 4-light window on left. First floor has 2 more 3-light half-dormers on left, and small 4- and 3-light windows. Right return side is an irregular 4-window range. To rear: central bay window of 5 x 2 lights projects from gallery with lean-to roof. 5 and 3-light windows to left. Gabled projection in right angle, adjoining bay window, has 3-light window. 3-sided bay window with steep roof in angle between projection and right wing. Small 4-light window above. Left wing has 3-light first floor window. Right return side has half-glazed door, 3-light window, and 2 first-floor lights. Right wing has single ground floor window. Interior: entrance hall, formerly gallery, has straight flight staircase with stick balusters and moulded handrail. Brick paved floor. Window has small panels of painted glass, of ships and horsemen respectively, possibly C17 Flemish. Room to right has simple fireplace with moulded shelf and curved lining of thin bricks laid on end. Former hall has plain ceiling beams Open fireplace has moulded shelf. Fireplace of brick and edge-laid tiles has arched openings. Wide plank and batten doors with strap hinges. Scrolled twisted rod window catches. Cupboards have heart-shaped escutcheons. The Cottage is Voysey's first completed building. (Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.214; J. Brandon-Jones et al: C.F.A. Voysey; architect and designer pp.33 and 38).

Listing NGR: SP3898958050


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Books and journals
Jones, J, CFA Voysey Architect and Designer 1857-1941, (1978), 33 38
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 214


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 05 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04027/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Walter Chinn. Source Historic England Archive
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