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Latitude: 51.896 / 51°53'45"N
Longitude: -2.0885 / 2°5'18"W
OS Eastings: 394004
OS Northings: 221941
OS Grid: SO940219
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.0SN
Mapcode Global: VH947.RL7W
Entry Name: Numbers 4 and 5 and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104281
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474597
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
SO9421NW DOURO ROAD
630-1/17/303 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.4 AND 5
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
2 semi-detached villas, now house and flats, with attached
railings. Numbered right to left, described left to right.
c1840-50. Architects probably RW and C Jearrad. Ashlar over
brick front facade, otherwise stucco, with slate roof; 3 tall
stacks with cornices to ends of central section and to
party-wall; iron railings. Double depth plan with outer side
stairhalls; service rooms to basement.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement and attics, 8 first-floor
windows, of which the central 4-window section breaks forward,
whilst to the recessed 2-window range is a projecting
ground-floor porch. Ashlar detailing includes: moulded plinth,
quoins to angles; tooled architraves to windows, those to
first floor are eared, those to ground floor have cornices on
consoles and sills; first-floor moulded sill band; cornice.
6/6 windows where original, taller to ground floor; 6 attic
dormers have 2/2 and 3/3 sashes and open-pedimented gables.
No.4 has blind boxes to ground-floor windows. Basement has 6/6
sashes. Entrances (alike): flight of roll-edged steps to
6-fielded-panel double doors with fanlight with radial glazing
bars in tooled surround with keystone in solid porch with
paired Ionic pilasters, frieze, architrave and dentil cornice
with stepped blocking course. Wide eaves on brackets. Left and
right returns have round-arched projection to full-height.
Rear: 6/6 sashes, taller to ground floor, those 2 to centre
are tripartite windows between 2/2 sashes.
INTERIOR: No.4 has main (originally) L-shaped reception room
with arch between and rear dining room; curved open-well
staircase at right with ornate iron balusters and wreathed
handrail. Embellished cornices with ceiling friezes and with
roses to ground floor. Some marble fireplaces. First-floor
bedrooms have dressing rooms. Shutters to some windows. Inner
entrance has 6-panel door with teardrop motif to fanlight.
Some doors curved on plan. Otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings with stick balusters to sides of
steps to left (No.5), to right (No.4) are lattice railings.
Between houses and across front boundary of No.5 are
spearheaded railings. Area railings have X-motif. To right a
ground-floor balcony to rear with concentric-circle motif,
steps leading to this from garden have stick balusters to
railings. To left are railings with scroll motif to
Forms a group with No.1 (Douro Lodge) (qv), Nos 2 and 3 (qv)
and No.6 (qv), Douro Road, of overall Classical design with
Italianate touches to the roof and dormers. The symmetrical
design consists of 2 pairs of semi-detached villas between
Listing NGR: SO9400521949
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