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Latitude: 51.8978 / 51°53'52"N
Longitude: -2.0878 / 2°5'16"W
OS Eastings: 394052
OS Northings: 222144
OS Grid: SO940221
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.T50
Mapcode Global: VH947.RKLH
Plus Code: 9C3VVWX6+4V
Entry Name: Drake House with Attached Railings Piers and Garden Wall
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1103852
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474979
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9422SW MALVERN ROAD
630-1/12/514 (West side)
05/05/72 Drake House with attached railings,
pier and garden wall
Formerly known as: Irving House MALVERN ROAD.
Villa with attached railings, pier and garden wall. c1830-50.
For Drake family. Architects probably RW and C Jearrad. Ashlar
over brick with hipped slate roof, tall ashlar ridge and
internal stacks; ashlar pier, iron railings and stone wall.
Central hallway, double depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows. Right bay
projects. First-floor band and continuous sill band. First
floor has 3/3 sashes in tooled architraves. Ground floor has
projecting single-storey porch to angle, with double 4-panel
doors and fanlight, similar round-arched C20 window to right
and pilaster between with continuous architrave and keystones.
Otherwise 2 tall 6/6 sashes in tooled architraves. Wide eaves
on plain brackets. Garden facade: 3 first-floor windows;
off-centre gable incorporates projecting stack. 4-, 6- and
8-pane casement windows to first floor. Ground floor has
tripartite and 4-part French windows, all in tooled
architraves. First-floor casements have external sliding
INTERIOR: retains many original features, including tile floor
to porch and inner 4-panel part-glazed door with etched glass
and fanlight with margin-lights and radial glazing bars.
Open-well staircase has embellished iron balusters with
alternately embellished rods. Moulded cornices.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area railings abut porch and return to
left, embellished spearhead railings and newels, pier at left
approx 1.5m high has shaped plinth with cornice and shaped
cap; L-plan coped garden wall for approx 30m.
HISTORICAL NOTE: RW and C Jearrad bought the Lansdown
development from Pearson Thompson c1829-30, dismissing his
architect, JB Papworth and continuing building to their own
designs. It is reputed that the owner's choice of design for
house was influenced by vacations spent in Switzerland. This
is not as purely Swiss as, for example, Alpenfels at Leigh
Woods near Bristol, but the very broad eaves and the unusually
compressed upper storey with casements rather than sashes set
in louvred shutters is the most distinctively "Alpine" aspect
of the design.
Listing NGR: SO9405322151
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