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Compass House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8933 / 51°53'35"N

Longitude: -2.0842 / 2°5'3"W

OS Eastings: 394302

OS Northings: 221644

OS Grid: SO943216

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.7WS

Mapcode Global: VH947.TNJY

Plus Code: 9C3VVWV8+88

Entry Name: Compass House

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245261

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474936

Location: Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/17/503 (East side)
12/03/55 Compass House
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Burlington House (part))


Formerly known as: Elmhurst LYPIATT ROAD.
Villa, now offices. c1826-32; with c1960s range to rear of no
special architectural interest. Architect, Edward Jenkins.
Ashlar over brick with concealed roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Ashlar detailing
includes outer sunk pilasters, first-floor band. Central
breakforward with ground-floor tetrastyle Ionic portico, with
architrave frieze and low parapet with wreaths. Flight of
roll-edged steps to 8-fielded-panel double doors and
overlight. Ground floor has outer tripartite windows with tall
1/1 sashes, tooled architrave and cornice on console brackets.
First floor has 1/1 sashes, that to centre with tooled
architrave. All windows in plain reveals and with panelled
aprons. Crowning frieze and cornice with blocking course. Left
return has full-height bow with 2/2 and 1/1 sashes, curved on
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Burlington House (qv), Carrick House (qv),
Compass House, Imperial House (qv) and Stanmer House (qv) form
a distinguished group of villas along the east side of Lypiatt
Road (marked on Merrett's Map of 1834 as Suffolk Lawn) all
designed by Jenkins as part of the estate laid out for James
Fisher and including Suffolk Square. Designs reputed to be in
Gloucester Record Office.
(Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-; Blake S).

Listing NGR: SO9430321647

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