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The Swiss Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9859 / 52°59'9"N

Longitude: -1.8896 / 1°53'22"W

OS Eastings: 407506

OS Northings: 343182

OS Grid: SK075431

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.WL6

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Y6BR

Entry Name: The Swiss Cottage

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275089

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


12/94 The Swiss Cottage

Cottage now restaurant. c 1840. By Thomas Fradgley of Uttoxeter.
Orange brick with ashlar plinth and dressings; plain tile roof; ashlar
central stack with octagonal shafts. Tudor Gothic style; central range
aligned east-west facing north with flanking wings aligned north-south,
C20 extension to the south. 2 storey gabled wings with shaped barge
boards flanking a central range of one storey and attic; 1:1:1 bays,
the wings have chamfer mullioned windows containing lights with 4-
centred heads and sunken spandrels under a flat arch, those to the
ground floor have 3 lights, those to the first floor have 2 lights;
central ground floor bay window with hipped roof, central gabled dormer
window with 4-centred head containing Y-tracery. Entrance to right
hand return of crosswing through a door with square head and raised
surround. This item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton
Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.
B.o.E., p.58.

Listing NGR: SK0750643182

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