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©  Gill Cardy ARPS

IoE Number: 433401
Location: STONAR SCHOOL, COMBE LANE (west side)
  ATWORTH, WEST WILTSHIRE, WILTSHIRE
Photographer: Gill Cardy ARPS
Date Photographed: 15 September 1999
Date listed: 13 November 1962
Date of last amendment: 29 January 1988
Grade II

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ATWORTHCOMBE LANEST 86 NW(west side)1/52Stonar School (formerly listedas Cottles House)

ATWORTH COMBE LANE ST 86 NW (west side) 1/52 Stonar School (formerly listed as Cottles House) 13.11.62 GV II Country house, now girls' school. 1775-78 by Thomas Jelly and John Palmer of Bath for Robert Hale, extended c1832 by H.E. Goodrich. Limestone ashlar, Welsh slate mansard roof with stone stacks. Two- storey and attic, 7-window south front. Rambling L-plan. Central 6-panelled door with fanlight and ogee-headed architrave, compound pilasters to cornice, 2-storey canted bay either side with three 12-pane round arched sashes With pointed hoodmoulds, linked by impost band. First floor sashes are Tudor-arched; all interlaced glazing bars. Moulded cornice to battlemented parapet, three dormers with arched heads to lower mansard pitch. Attached to right is C19 addition in similar style with canted bay and mullioned casements, C20 porch, right return has arched sashes to both floors. Left return has two canted bays as front, central ground floor arched sash instead of doorway, diagonally-set stack on south west corner with moulded octagonal stack, three attic dormers as front. Rear early C19 stucco wing attached to rear, Tudor-arched sashes to ground and first floors. Rear has C20 single-storey additions, early C19 range to left has former C19 rear entrance concealed within additions, C19 wing to right has pairs of arched sashes. Interior: Central inner octagonal porch with shallow vaulted ceiling with plaster decoration. Room to right is school library with reset late C16 stone fireplace with caryatids and scrolled frieze, carved overmantel with heraldic arms, probably of Pawlett family. Room to left of entrance has good plaster ceiling with dentilled cornice, scrolled and moulded handrail, top-lit. Original early C19 joinery throughout; 6-panelled doors and window shutters, former rear entrance has door with 6 fielded panels, fanlight and sidelights. Some Adam-style first floor fireplaces. Cottles was rebuilt on site of earlier house for Hale family, who also rebuilt the church of St Michael (q.v.) and founded the school (q.v.). (Plans and Accounts in Gloucestershire Records Office; Atworth History Group, Atworth - A Little History, 1977).

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