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Belgrave House with Atached Railings and Pier

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8979 / 51°53'52"N

Longitude: -2.078 / 2°4'40"W

OS Eastings: 394728

OS Northings: 222152

OS Grid: SO947221

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.X13

Mapcode Global: VH947.XKTF

Entry Name: Belgrave House with Atached Railings and Pier

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474801

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9422SE IMPERIAL SQUARE
630-1/13/420 (North side)
12/03/55 Belgrave House with attached
railings and pier

GV II

Boarding house, now restaurant with attached railings and
pier. c1820-34. Stucco over brick with concealed roof with
iron railings and window box; renewed ashlar pier.
PLAN: central hallway with curved rooms to right; irregular
entrance facade.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, on basement, 2 first-floor windows, with
one-and-a-half storey outshut added to right. Stucco detailing
includes paired Ionic pilasters to right end; first-floor
band; continuous crowning architrave with blocking course,
raised to centre as feature with 2 stacks. Entrance: flight of
horseshoe steps to off-centre left entrance in tetrastyle
Ionic porch with entablature and solid balcony over; double
6-panel doors, overlight has margin glazing with coloured
glass; left return of porch has 4/4 sash. First floor has 8/8
sash above porch and 6/6 sash to right. Entrance to basement
to left of porch. Right return has full-height bow with
central breakforward. Ground floor has tripartite 6/6 between
2/2 sash; 6/6 first-floor sash; 8/8 basement sash; all curved
on section.
INTERIOR: retains many original features including plasterwork
and joinery: ground floor has deep acanthus frieze with scroll
motif to ceiling and central rose; egg-and-dart cornices;
dogleg staircase with rod and bobbin balusters and wreathed
handrail with embellished tread ends, to first floor the
staircase has run-out handrail with lion's paw to foot;
4-panel doors; hallway has Coalbrookdale tile floor.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spearhead railings abut at right with
gate to forecourt with renewed rusticated pier with pineapple
finial to return. Further spearhead railings to sides of steps
and panelled balustrade with lozenge scrolls. Ground-floor
window box to bow has scrolls.
HISTORICAL NOTE: villa shown on Merrett's Map of 1834,
indicating that this was originally a single build with Nos
108-118 Promenade (qv) with which it forms a good group. Rowe
in his Guide to Cheltenham (written in 1845 but published in
1850) refers to this building as `Mesdames Haydon and Shaw's
Boarding House', noting, `the internal accommodations are on
the best scale'.
(Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-; Rowe G:


Illustrated Cheltenham Guide: Cheltenham: 1850-1969: 19
(ILLUS)).

Listing NGR: SO9472922147

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