Cotswold Cottage – popular 1920-1939

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Quainton's Cottage, Cassington Road, Yarnton, Oxfordshire

Photo: Quainton's Cottage, ca. early 18th century, Cassington Road, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, England. Photographed by User:Motacilla (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed April, 2014.

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Cotswold Cottage [†]

The Cotswold Cottage Style (also known as an Ann Hathaway or Hansel-and-Gretal Cottage) is noted for its low, asymmetrical style with a prominent brick or stone chimney in the front or side that appears to be very large in relation to the overall size of the house. It has a steep, gable roof with complex lines and an exterior of natural, local materials like brick, stone, wood or half timbers. The style claims roots in the Cotswold Hills of England around the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The romantic revival of this style was popular throughout the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s.

† Mella Rothwell Harmon, Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, W. E. Barnard House, Reno, Washoe County, NV, nomination document, 2002, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.