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Latitude: 52.2928 / 52°17'34"N
Longitude: -1.5276 / 1°31'39"W
OS Eastings: 432317
OS Northings: 266180
OS Grid: SP323661
Mapcode National: GBR 6NJ.BLV
Mapcode Global: VHBXJ.GMSP
Entry Name: Numbers 10 and 11 and Attached Walls
Listing Date: 19 November 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1381349
English Heritage Legacy ID: 481709
Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV32
Civil Parish: Royal Leamington Spa
Built-Up Area: Royal Leamington Spa
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Leamington Priors St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA
SP3266SW LANSDOWNE CIRCUS
1208-1/4/206 (North side)
19/11/53 Nos.10 AND 11
and attached walls
Pair of semi-detached villas and attached walls. c1834-1838
with later alterations. Architect, William Thomas.
Pinkish-brown brick with painted stucco facade and Welsh slate
roof with cast-iron porches and verandahs.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement and attics to gable, 6
first-floor windows, of which the entrance bays to left and
right are set back. First floor: to left and right a narrow,
round-arched 2/2 sash, otherwise 6/6 sashes in plain reveals
and with sills, windows to right have blind boxes. Entrances:
5 steps to 3-panel doors, that to left part-glazed. 10-pane
French windows with margin-lights. Casement window to
basement. Frieze, cornice, low parapet. Central ridge and rear
stacks. Porches have delicate scroll motifs. Continuous
verandah to centre of ground floor has heart-and-anthemion
balustrade and uprights with anthemion-and-paterae motifs.
INTERIOR to No.11 has staircase with wreathed handrail and
rod-with-central-bobbin balusters; shutters to some windows;
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: screen walls to left and right abut Nos 9
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.10 was the home of American author,
Nathaniel Hawthorne, c1853-1859. A map of 1834 shows Lansdowne
Circus and Crescent laid out for 'intended buildings'.
Lansdowne Circus is an almost complete layout of practically
identical villas. Nos 1-17 (consecutive), Lansdowne Circus
form an architectural group with Victoria House, and Nos
19-57, Lansdowne Crescent (qqv), all by William Thomas.
(Cave LF: Royal Leamington Spa Its History and Development:
Chichester: 1988-: 3, 39, 57; Manning JC (Facsimile by
Warwickshire County Library 1988): Glimpses of our Local Past
.. Royal Leamington Spa: Leamington Spa: 1895-).
Listing NGR: SP3231766180
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