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Moss Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7644 / 53°45'51"N

Longitude: -2.7113 / 2°42'40"W

OS Eastings: 353210

OS Northings: 430013

OS Grid: SD532300

Mapcode National: GBR T83.QJ

Mapcode Global: WH85M.BN51

Plus Code: 9C5VQ77Q+PF

Entry Name: Moss Cottage

Listing Date: 25 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207284

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392022

Location: City Centre, Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Electoral Ward/Division: University

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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941-1/1/138 (South side)
25/01/89 No.99
Moss Cottage


Cotton manufacturer's house, now in multiple occupation. 1818
(dated on rainwater head), with later C19 addition; altered.
Red brick (earlier portion recently cleaned of paint), with
sandstone dressings and slate roofs. Plan composed of 2
distinct elements: the original small villa double-depth and
double-fronted, and a receding large crosswing added to the
left. The villa, in Regency Gothick style, a symmetrical
2-storey 3-window range, has a moulded 4-centred arched
doorway in the centre, with a recessed studded plank door and
flanking arched niches, a tall 2-light window above, and two
3-light windows on each floor, all these windows with arched
lights and those at ground floor with hoodmoulds; and a
shallow hipped and slightly swept roof with oversailing
boarded eaves, and side-wall chimneys. Right-hand return wall
has 3 similar windows at ground floor and 2 above, all of 2
lights; rear has (inter alia) a pointed arched doorway and a
tall stair-window. The added wing, which is larger and in
neo-Tudor style, has a gabled facade with kneelers and finials
(etc), a large canted mullion-and-transom bay window at ground
floor with a pierced traceried parapet, 2 cross-windows at 1st
floor and a 3-light mullioned window to the attic, with
hoodmoulds; and a steeply-pitched roof with clustered and
corniced stone chimneys on a square stack. The long left
return wall, in similar style, has (inter alia) a shallow
gabled wing. History: built for William Taylor, then manager
of Horrocks's Moss Mill (q.v.) and subsequently owner of the
former Tulketh Mill, a leading figure in the town until his
death in 1852.

Listing NGR: SD5321030013

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