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Rathcoole House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mitcham, London

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Latitude: 51.4632 / 51°27'47"N

Longitude: -0.1291 / 0°7'44"W

OS Eastings: 530064

OS Northings: 175466

OS Grid: TQ300754

Mapcode National: GBR HY.5N

Mapcode Global: VHGR5.QH34

Plus Code: 9C3XFV7C+79

Entry Name: Rathcoole House

Listing Date: 15 May 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299868

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204230

Location: Lambeth, London, SW4

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Ferndale

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Brixton St Paul with St Saviour

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

1. (north side)

No 2
(Rathcoole House)
TQ 3075 17/377 15.5.80


Circa 1870, the main house of a scheme designed by T Collcutt and built by Jennings,
an enthusiast for the newly-fashionable terra-cotta as a building material.
Two storeys, attic and basement, irregular fenestration. Three bays to Ferndale
Road. One-bay left return to Bedford Road gives impression of startling height.
Red brick with exuberant terra-cotta dressings. High pitched tiled roof with
fancy ridge tiles and fishscale tiling to cheeks of wide dormer gables, breaking
eaves, one on each face. Pale terra-cotta dressings include random block quoins
(!) eaves cornice, strings, and architraves to segment-headed windows and round-arched
doorway. Style mixes classical and Jacobean motifs. An elliptical full height
oriel bay above entrance had strapwork and balustrading; similar ornament is
applied to a 2-storey canted bay on the Bedford Road front and to the gable
above it.

Listing NGR: TQ3006475466

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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