Cottage High Legh
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • A. Cheetham (Contractors) Ltd (contractors)
  • William Cowburn Architects and Associates (supervisor)
  • Douglas Smith and Ruddle Chartered Quantity Surveyors (surveyors)
  • J.S. Kinsey, Crown Passage Cabinet Works (cabinetmaker)
  • Merseyside and North Wales Electricity Board (contractor)
  • George Stott (client)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Cottage High Legh


1961-1983, predominant 1961-1965

Level of archival description:
File 29
Extent and medium:
  • 86 drawings
    43 photographs
    33 reprographic copies
    0.17 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
File documents an executed project for a gamekeeper's cottage next to a pheasantry in High Legh, Cheshire, England, to replace an existing dilapidated lodge. An early alternative proposal shows a scheme for renovating the existing building. Inexpensive materials and simple construction methods were specified in order to cut costs; local builders could be engaged to construct the cottage ('Architectural Design', January 1971, p. 35). Price also designed an addition for Cottage, High Legh (1977) which was not constructed (AP144.S2.D104). Preliminary plans and sketches include details for windows, a custom built-in cabinet, wall sections, and perspectives. Design development drawings include developed details including ones for a custom-designed fireplace, site axonometric, axonometric of cottage exterior, interior perspective of dining room, and exterior perspective showing front entrance. Working drawings are almost complete, and include survey notes and drawings of the existing lodge; site and floor plans, sections, and elevations; details for a fireplace, cloakroom and metalwork; a schedule for windows, doors, and the interior finishes; an axonometric for the roof; and a landscaping plan. The project was published in "Cedric Price Supplement No. 2", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (January 1971), 35, and in Price, Cedric. 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 36, 51, 113. Material in this file was produced between 1961 - 1983, and predominantly between 1961 - 1965.

File contains, design development drawings, working drawings, photographic material, and textual records.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.

High Legh Cheshire England United Kingdom

Language of material:
  • English
Related units of description:
  • For additional materials related to this project, see file DR2004:0036 in this fonds. Project series AP144.S2.D104, Cottage High Legh Extra, describes a later project at High Legh.

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