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Latitude: 51.8962 / 51°53'46"N
Longitude: -2.0886 / 2°5'18"W
OS Eastings: 393998
OS Northings: 221963
OS Grid: SO939219
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.0SK
Mapcode Global: VH947.RL6R
Entry Name: Douro House and Attached Railings with Attached Wall and Gate Pier to Right
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104282
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474598
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
SO9321NE DOURO ROAD
630-1/16/304 (East side)
Douro House and attached railings
with attached wall and gate pier to
(Formerly Listed as:
Villa with attached railings, and wall and pier to right.
c1840-50. Architects probably RW and C Jearrad. Ashlar over
brick with stucco to rear, hipped slate roof has 2 tall roof
stacks with cornices and iron railings and verandah; stucco
wall and ashlar pier. Square on plan, double depth with
central hallway and single bay to rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement and with attics, 3 first-floor
windows. Ashlar detailing includes quoins to angles;
continuous ground-floor balcony to garden facade and
individual ground-floor balconies to entrance facade with
bulbous balusters and shaped copings on plinths; tooled
architraves to windows, eared to first floor, those to ground
floor have cornices on consoles; moulded first-floor sill
band; frieze, cornice. Entrance, flight of steps to solid
porch to right return has paired Ionic pilasters, round-arched
openings with moulded surround with keystone and with
pilasters, round-arched windows with keystones and imposts to
sides, frieze, architrave and dentil cornice. Within a 4-panel
door with stained glass with fanlight in tooled surround with
keystone. 1/1 sashes throughout, those to ground floor,
entrance facade are tripartite with narrow 1/1 side sashes.
Wide eaves on brackets. Attics: dormers break roofline to
garden front, otherwise roof dormers with 3/3 sashes and
broken-pedimented gables. Rear has round-arched staircase
window with painted glass. First-floor windows to garden
facade have blind boxes.
INTERIOR: retains original features including tiled floor to
hall and heavily embellished cornice with scrolls and cherubs;
2 roundels probably after Thorwaldsen; full-height open-well
staircase has wreathed handrail; otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings to sides of steps have stick
balusters. Continuous ground-floor verandah to garden front
has scroll motif to uprights and openwork frieze. Wall at
right approx 3.5m long x 1.5m high. Pier to end has shaft with
carved panel and shaped cap.
Forms a group with No.1 (Douro Lodge) (qv), Nos 2 and 3 (qv),
and Nos 4 and 5 (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 detached villas.
Listing NGR: SO9400221962
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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