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Iveagh House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lansdown, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.895 / 51°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.0852 / 2°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 394234

OS Northings: 221833

OS Grid: SO942218

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.1NL

Mapcode Global: VH947.TM0M

Entry Name: Iveagh House

Listing Date: 16 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474850

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

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

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Listing Text


630-1/17/433 (South side)
16/04/86 No.1
Iveagh House


Terraced house, now flats. Original build c1828 by JB
Papworth, ruinous by 1969 and mostly rebuilt in facsimile in
1984. Bath stone, stucco, slate roof. Continues the line of
Lansdown Crescent but not of the same style, finish or date as
the single house No.2 or the rest of the Crescent and is not
matched at the Crescent's other end. Ashlar ground floor with
stucco scored in imitation of ashlar above and ashlar cornice;
brick core and concealed roof; iron balcony.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. One window to
Lansdown Crescent. Horizontal rustication to ground floor;
first- and second-floor bands; frieze and cornice above second
floor; crowning cornice. Ground floor window is tripartite
sash. First floor is tripartite French casement with
pedimented head and iron balcony. Second floor is 6/6 sash in
architrave surround. Single flat-topped dormer above. Entrance
front has central stone porch with Doric columns flanked by
piers of plain square sections. 5-panel door with rectangular
overlight. 3-window front: ground floor windows are 6/6
sashes. First floor are French casements with pedimented heads
and iron balconies. Second floor are 6/6 sashes with
architrave surrounds. 3 flat-topped dormers above.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor balcony has curved rods and
circles to frieze.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the present Lansdown Crescent was almost
certainly designed by the Jearrads but the overall design
derives from Papworth's 1825 'circular plot' of which only Nos
1 and 2 had been built by 1829-30 when Papworth ceased
designing for Lansdown and Pearson Thompson sold his interest
to the Jearrad brothers. Merrett's Map of 1834 shows 18 houses
and building continued until 1850.
Forms an important stop to Lansdown Crescent, although mostly
rebuilt carefully in facsimile following partial demolition in
1980. Forms a group with Nos 2-12 (qv) and 13-47 (qv) Lansdown
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 141-2; Radford S: The
Terraced Houses of Cheltenham 1800-1850: 1992-: 80-83).

Listing NGR: SO9422921836

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