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A Grade II* Listed Building in Whippingham, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.7379 / 50°44'16"N

Longitude: -1.2596 / 1°15'34"W

OS Eastings: 452339

OS Northings: 93407

OS Grid: SZ523934

Mapcode National: GBR 9CB.LCC

Mapcode Global: FRA 8774.C2M

Plus Code: 9C2WPPQR+54

Entry Name: Coburg

Listing Date: 17 August 1951

Last Amended: 9 August 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418621

ID on this website: 101223080

Location: Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Whippingham

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Whippingham St Mildred

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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(Formerly listed as
Coburg Cottages)
SZ 59 SW 7/70 17.8.51.
Circa 1853. The whole Barton Manor Estate, of which these form part, was purchased
by Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort in 1853 and formed part of the Osborne
Estate until the Queen's death. These 2 cottages were built by the Prince
Consort about 1853 and are a reproduction of peasant cottages in Coburg. Two
storeys and 5 windows to east front. The gable ends have 3 storeys, 3 windows
on ground and 1st floors and 2 windows on 2nd or attic storey. The ground
floor is faced with cement with ornamental woodwork superimposed to represent
elaborate timbering. The 1st floor is hung with slates unusually shaped like
a fan hung with the point upwards and painted with festoons of flowers in white.
Wide overhanging bracket eaves built to facilitate the fall of snow off the
roof away from the windows with painted band. Concavely-curved or chinoiserie
style roof of pantiles with gable ends north and south. Cemented chimneystacks.
Wooden verandah in the centre of the ground floor with baluster-shaped columns
supporting the eaves. Casement windows. Two casement windows with wooden
surrounds. These cottages are particularly interesting because of the Prince
Consort's involvement and the rarity of the style in England.

Listing NGR: SZ5233993407

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