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Cheltenham Gas Company Building and Walls Adjoining

A Grade II Listed Building in St Peter's, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9056 / 51°54'20"N

Longitude: -2.0857 / 2°5'8"W

OS Eastings: 394202

OS Northings: 223015

OS Grid: SO942230

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.FHX

Mapcode Global: VH947.SCRG

Entry Name: Cheltenham Gas Company Building and Walls Adjoining

Listing Date: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245791

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474639

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Swindon and Cheltenham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO92SW GLOUCESTER ROAD
630-1/1/327 (North side)
Cheltenham Gas Company Building and
walls adjoining

II

Gas works offices, now offices and walls adjoining. 1880 with
later alterations including conversions to offices c1995. Red
brick with terracotta tile and black brick bands, ashlar
dressings to windows and copings, slate roof with external end
and ridge stacks with cornices and decorative ridge tiles.
Asymmetrical composition mostly in Gothic Revival style.
L-plan.
EXTERIOR: gables over each window. Chamfered plinth. Central
breakforward, right end canted. Ground floor has three 2-light
mullion windows with casements, all with chamfered sills,
lintels and jambs. First-floor moulded band, then band of
ornamental tiles and continuous chamfered sill band. Outer
4-centre-arched windows with casements, then central 3-light
mullion and transom windows, all with arches over, that to
centre has hoodmould and flower stops. Finials to gables; roof
hipped to right with tall external stack. Entrance: off-centre
right, 6-panel door with overlight and chamfered lintel. Gates
abut this and main range: single-storey, 3-bay range then
2-storeys, 8 first-floor windows (3 to right are to chamfered
angle). Single-storey range has two 2-light mullion and
transom windows with 4-centre-arched overlight and blocked
entrance in projecting gabled porch. 2-storey range has gabled
breakforwards to second and fifth windows at first floor,
full-height gabled breakforward to 7th window. Gables have
stepped brickwork and chamfered copings with finials. 2 ridge
stacks. Ground floor has 2- and 3-light windows with chamfered
mullions and 4-centre-arched overlights, arches over in
coloured brick and continuous hoodmould. First floor has
continuous chamfered sill band interrupted by 2 first-floor
breakforwards but carrying across breakforward to angle and
with 'CHELTENHAM GAS COMPANY' to terracotta decorative
modillion band below. Decorative tile impost band and eaves
band. Right return (to Tewkesbury Road): 2 storeys with
central 4-stage clock tower, 3 first-floor windows. Ground
floor has 3-light windows with mullion and transoms and
4-centre-arched overlights. First floor has outer
breakforwards. Similar 2-light windows. Modillion cornice.
Clock tower has pair of 2-light lancet windows with hoodmould
to third stage, surmounted by clock stage and truncated peaked


roof with lucarnes and iron cresting.
INTERIOR: noted as retaining original joinery and plasterwork
including 6-panel doors and dogleg staircase with turned
balusters; hall has tile floor.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: wall at left has round-arched arcades on
pilasters. Wall to right return has pilaster buttresses.

Listing NGR: SO9420223015

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


CHELTENHAM

SO92SW GLOUCESTER ROAD
630-1/1/327 (North side)
Cheltenham Gas Company Building and
walls adjoining

II

Gas works offices, now offices and walls adjoining. 1880 with
later alterations including conversions to offices c1995. Red
brick with terracotta tile and black brick bands, ashlar
dressings to windows and copings, slate roof with external end
and ridge stacks with cornices and decorative ridge tiles.
Asymmetrical composition mostly in Gothic Revival style.
L-plan.
EXTERIOR: gables over each window. Chamfered plinth. Central
breakforward, right end canted. Ground floor has three 2-light
mullion windows with casements, all with chamfered sills,
lintels and jambs. First-floor moulded band, then band of
ornamental tiles and continuous chamfered sill band. Outer
4-centre-arched windows with casements, then central 3-light
mullion and transom windows, all with arches over, that to
centre has hoodmould and flower stops. Finials to gables; roof
hipped to right with tall external stack. Entrance: off-centre
right, 6-panel door with overlight and chamfered lintel. Gates
abut this and main range: single-storey, 3-bay range then
2-storeys, 8 first-floor windows (3 to right are to chamfered
angle). Single-storey range has two 2-light mullion and
transom windows with 4-centre-arched overlight and blocked
entrance in projecting gabled porch. 2-storey range has gabled
breakforwards to second and fifth windows at first floor,
full-height gabled breakforward to 7th window. Gables have
stepped brickwork and chamfered copings with finials. 2 ridge
stacks. Ground floor has 2- and 3-light windows with chamfered
mullions and 4-centre-arched overlights, arches over in
coloured brick and continuous hoodmould. First floor has
continuous chamfered sill band interrupted by 2 first-floor
breakforwards but carrying across breakforward to angle and
with 'CHELTENHAM GAS COMPANY' to terracotta decorative
modillion band below. Decorative tile impost band and eaves
band. Right return (to Tewkesbury Road): 2 storeys with
central 4-stage clock tower, 3 first-floor windows. Ground
floor has 3-light windows with mullion and transoms and
4-centre-arched overlights. First floor has outer
breakforwards. Similar 2-light windows. Modillion cornice.
Clock tower has pair of 2-light lancet windows with hoodmould
to third stage, surmounted by clock stage and truncated peaked


roof with lucarnes and iron cresting.
INTERIOR: noted as retaining original joinery and plasterwork
including 6-panel doors and dogleg staircase with turned
balusters; hall has tile floor.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: wall at left has round-arched arcades on
pilasters. Wall to right return has pilaster buttresses.

Listing NGR: SO9420223015

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