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Folds Cottages and Attached Outbuildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Maltby, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4095 / 53°24'34"N

Longitude: -1.1341 / 1°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 457660

OS Northings: 390648

OS Grid: SK576906

Mapcode National: GBR NYJ0.8H

Mapcode Global: WHDDN.KK6K

Entry Name: Folds Cottages and Attached Outbuildings

Listing Date: 13 November 1959

Last Amended: 1 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314687

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335941

Location: Maltby, Rotherham, DN11

County: Rotherham

Civil Parish: Maltby

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Tickhill St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

4/66 Folds Cottages and
13.11.59 attached outbuildings
(formerly listed as
Folds Cottages)
House now 2 unoccupied cottages with attached outbuildings partly in the
parish of Tickhill. 1750 by Mr. Platt for Lord Scarborough (Beastall, P83),
Ashlar and coursed rubble magnesian limestone; Westmoreland slate, Welsh slate
and pantile roofs. T-shaped; 2-storey, 3-bay house with 1-storey, 1-bay side
pavilions in Palladian style; rear angles of main range infilled by 2-storey
outshuts (not of special interest); pavilions linked by walls to 1-storey, 3-
bay outbuildings of c1750 facing onto rear garden. Main house, west front:
plinth, rusticated ground floor. Raised central panel with steps to door
beneath flat arch and modillioned cornice, Outer bays have boarded-up
windows with voussoirs of flat arches aligned with courses, window on right
is narrower. 1st floor: deep band linked to sill band by plain window
aprons; central Ionic Venetian window with moulded sill, pilasters and
pulvinated frieze, windows to outer bays have moulded sills, shouldered
architraves, pulvinated friezes and cornices. Cornice and blocking course to
hipped roof. Side pavilions set back, each have: rusticated quoins and
square-faced surround with keystone to semi-domed niche; eaves cornice and
blocking course to hipped roof with ridge stack. Rear: wing has quoined
rubble walling and round-headed window on each floor, eaves band and cornice;
rendered stacks to eaves of main range. Pair of outbuildings to rear left
and rear right attached by coped walls with gateways each have central bay
breaking forward with door and adjoining windows in raised ashlar surrounds,
outer bays with similar doorways, hipped roof. Rear-right outbuilding
incorporates later brick lean-to (not of special interest).
Interior: in poor condition at tine of resurvey. Central imperial staircase
now divided by partition wall, remains of original wrought-iron handrail.
Ground-floor room on left has crinoidal limestone fireplace with fluted
keystone on lintel set beneath a scroll-topped plaster overmantel, remains of
plaster wall panels and of enriched cornice to decorative ceiling (mostly
collapsed) having acanthus corner motifs. lst floor: subdivided single room
with fragment of original plain coving. Said to have been built for Lord
Scarbrough's chaplain although the staircase and upper room suggest a grander
occasional use.
Accounts of John Billam, Estate Steward, note that in 1750 stone was being
lead to build a new house the Folds and that Mr. Platt was paid £50 on
account in the same year. Mr. Platt is no doubt George Platt of Rotherham
and this building is of particular interest in that it predates the
involvement of James Paine with the Sandbeck estate.
T. W. Beastall, A North Country Estate, 1974.

Listing NGR: SK5766090648

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