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Oxford Parade and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8958 / 51°53'44"N

Longitude: -2.0665 / 2°3'59"W

OS Eastings: 395521

OS Northings: 221914

OS Grid: SO955219

Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.0CK

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.4MD2

Entry Name: Oxford Parade and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474893

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: All Saints

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9521NE LONDON ROAD
630-1/20/478 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.38-48
Oxford Parade and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
LONDON ROAD
(North side)
Nos.38-48 (Even))

GV II*

Terrace of 6 houses, now houses and flats, and attached
railings. 1816-17. Limestone ashlar over brick with roofs
where original, brick and stucco party-wall stacks and iron
balconies, canopied hoods, porches and railings with lead
enrichments. Double-depth plan with some service ranges to
rear; symmetrical design.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basements, attic storey to rear to
central 4 houses; 18 first-floor windows (3 per house); the
central 2 houses break forward. Ashlar detailing includes
first- and second-floor bands, frieze and cornice. 6/6 sashes
where original (taller to first floor) with 3/3 sashes to
second floor; basements have 3/3 sashes; all in plain reveals
and with sills. Entrances to left with that to No.38 to left
return: part-glazed 5- and 6-panel doors with lozenge frieze
and fanlights, with batwing and circle glazing bars where
original. Left return: 5 first-floor window range; central
similar entrance, above this a 6/6 then 3/3 sash, otherwise
blind openings. Rear retains several 6/6 and 3/3 sashes. To
rear of No.44 the service-wing is open to ground floor and
supported on column cluster.
INTERIOR: retain original joinery including panelled shutters
to some windows, also original plasterwork including
embellished cornices. No.44 has moulded cornices throughout
ground and first floors with floral ceiling friezes; mainly
6-panel doors in tooled architraves with flowers to corners;
double dividing doors between ground-floor rooms with fluted
architrave and flowers to corners; some marble fireplaces;
dogleg staircase has alternate stick and rod-and-bobbin
balusters with wreathed handrail; archway in hall on corbels.
No.48 has dogleg staircase with stick balusters and wreathed
handrail; embellished cornices.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area spearhead railings. Porches have
open-lozenge motif to uprights and scrolled friezes with tent
hoods. First-floor individual balconies have rod and star
motif with central scrolled panel and lattice friezes;


canopied hoods (except to No.48) with lattice frieze.
HISTORICAL NOTE: deeds of 1822 to No.44 show that the house
was bought by Miss Polly Bull from Mr and Mrs Rowland Paul for
ยป1,840.
Forms a notable early terrace, set back behind an open garden,
on one of the main approach roads to Cheltenham, and has `one
of the finest examples of wrought ironwork in Cheltenham'
(Radford).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 22; Radford S: The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham
1800-1850: 1992-: 26-33; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide
1850: Cheltenham: 1845-1969: 74 ILLUS).

Listing NGR: SO9553121911

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