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Stratford-on-Avon (District Authority)
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Egge Cottage



SP34NE 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: SP3742347450


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 380
Wood-Jones, R B, Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region, (1963), 199


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: 29 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08548/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Morphew. Source Historic England Archive
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