Working drawings for the wing containing the family apartments, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: plan of cockel and flues in the basement

RIBApix ref no RIBA84638
Architect/DesignerWyatt, James (1746-1813)
Wyatville, Sir Jeffry (1766-1840)
CountryUK: England
CityAshridge Park
Subject Date1822
Image Date1815
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferenceSB16/WyJe[1](187)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The cockel (cockle or cokel) was a high temperature stove used for warming large spaces. Wyatville (while still plain Jeffry Wyatt) was employed to alter a small house at Ashridge for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater while the new house designed by his uncle James Wyatt II began construction. After his uncle died Jeffry took over as architect in 1814 and designed large extensions to the east and west sides of the new house.

Subject tags

country houses, heating and ventilating