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Wraxall House

A Grade II Listed Building in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8874 / 51°53'14"N

Longitude: -2.0555 / 2°3'19"W

OS Eastings: 396274

OS Northings: 220980

OS Grid: SO962209

Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.P3K

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.BT5J

Plus Code: 9C3VVWPV+WQ

Entry Name: Wraxall House

Listing Date: 11 March 1980

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386559

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473951

Location: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Charlton Kings

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Charlton Kings Holy Apostles

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/33/22 (East side)
11/03/80 Wraxall House


House. 1816. For Sir Nathaniel Wraxall and his wife Jane
Lascelles. Stucco facades and slate roof with cast- and
wrought-iron porch, railings and balconies.
PLAN: main range of 2 storeys with basement, 3 bays of which
the outer 2 are canted to full height, and the central bay has
a projecting ground-floor lobby; service wing to right of
2-storeys with basement (on different floor levels) a
full-height canted bay; conservatory over basement to left; 8
first-floor window range altogether arranged 3:1:3:1. Crested
parapet throughout.
EXTERIOR: main range: central hallway plan. Flight of
round-edged steps to entrance, double part-glazed doors with
overlight with Gothic glazing, under tented iron porch. Ground
floor has 6-pane French windows with Gothic glazing to heads.
First floor has 3-light casements with 4-centred-arched lights
to heads. Basement has mainly casement windows. Tented porch
with diamond latticework to stanchions and ogee-arched
opening; to sides of steps are stick balusters; individual
balconies to ground floor have latticework balustrades and
swept hoods.
Service wing has 2 x 8/8 sashes and 2/2 sash. Conservatory to
left has 4-centred-arched lights. Ridge stack.
INTERIOR: central open-well staircase has stick balusters and
wreathed handrail, ending in the basement. Enriched cornices
and reeded doorcases with lion masks; glazed doors with
margin-lights lead to conservatory, which has tiled floor.
West ground-floor room has small fireplace in Siena and
Carrara marbles. Panelled shutters to all windows. First floor
originally had barrel-vaulted ceilings, now covered in;
6-panel doors and small Regency fireplaces. Basement has beams
to ceilings, Regency fireplace; meat store and pantry.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Wraxall family were probably living at
Elborough Cottage, No.36 Cudnall Street (qv) whilst this house
was completed.
(Charlton Kings Local History Society Bulletin: Cheltenham:
1992-: 8-9).

Listing NGR: SO9627820977

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