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Latitude: 50.7537 / 50°45'13"N
Longitude: -1.2776 / 1°16'39"W
OS Eastings: 451056
OS Northings: 95145
OS Grid: SZ510951
Mapcode National: GBR 89S.MTP
Mapcode Global: FRA 8763.42D
Entry Name: Albert Cottage and Covered Way to South
Listing Date: 25 January 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1224086
English Heritage Legacy ID: 420065
Location: East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32
County: Isle of Wight
Civil Parish: East Cowes
Built-Up Area: East Cowes
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight
Church of England Parish: East Cowest St James
Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth
(Albert Cottage and
covered way to south
SZ 59 NW 5/116 25.1.72.
Circa 1868. Italianate classical large villa related to Osborne style and
possibly by Cubitt. Formerly part of the Osborne Estate, named after one of
Queen Victoria's sons and residence of some of her daughters and ladies in
waiting. Two storeys cement rendered with slate roof, Irregular plan. Rusticated
quoins to ground floor on angles, dentil cornice and frieze to ground floor.
Low pitched hipped slate roofs having carved modillion rockets to flat eaves
and garlands and marques in frieze between them. On the east entrance front
the main block is of 8 windows, 2 in a projection at the south end, recessed
sashes in architrave surrounds. Projecting porch, closed to south side but
open to north, rusticated pilasters flanking moulded round arches with console
keystones. Doric entablature, balustraded parapet. The adjoining north block
is set well back with a recessed brick section of 3 windows in moulded architrave
surrounds, egg and dart and leaf mouldings. The chimney stacks are tall, Italianate,
with bracketed cornice caps. The west garden front is also asymmetrical with
an off centre 3 bay projection. Outer windows in architrave surrounds with
rendered balconettes on shaped brackets with interlaced circle balstrades.
The central 1st floor window is set back in a recess giving on to the roof
of a large central canted ground floor bay window. French casement to centre,
divided by tall pilasters with egg and dart moulding to caps. The northern
part of this garden front set back, has 2 architrave framed sashes on 1st floor
and on ground floor a large 3-light window in slight rectangular projection,
pilasters dividing, paired to corners, parallel parapet with interlaced circles.
The southern part is also set back with 2 slight projections, only one window
between them on the ground floor, 4 windows on the 1st floor in architrave
surrounds with balconettes on shaped brackets with interlaced circle balustrades.
To the south, extending along each side of the garden, is a covered passageway
built as a link with Osborne Cottage (qv) when occupied by Princess Beatrice.
The section now belonging to Albert Cottage has rendered brick walls, plinth,
cornice and blocking course divided by piers. Alternate bays have 3 light
lozenge glazed casements lighting passage.
Listing NGR: SZ5105695145
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