Scott’s work in the 1870s was deviating from his recognisable High Victorian Gothic, most notable with his German Renaissance design for the Hamburg Rathaus, but also in designs for small scale secular buildings such as St Mary’s Homes at Godstone, Hillesden Parsonage or the Cottage Hospital at Savernake of 1872. These derived from traditional domestic buildings, with tile hanging, exposed timberwork, red brick and over-hanging first floors, similar to Norman Shaw’s ‘Old English’ style.

The Builder, 1873, p. 184.
Saint, A., Richard Norman Shaw (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1977), p. 45.