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Battledown Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8968 / 51°53'48"N

Longitude: -2.0516 / 2°3'5"W

OS Eastings: 396543

OS Northings: 222034

OS Grid: SO965220

Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.43H

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.DL77

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWX+P8

Entry Name: Battledown Tower

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386659

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474055

Location: Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Charlton Kings

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Charlton Kings St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/2/111 Battledown Tower


House. 1863-9. Dated 'BT 1869'. Possibly by Henry Dangerfield,
Borough Engineer, for Charles Andrews, speculator. Rubble,
laid 'crazily' with ashlar and red and green stone dressings,
ornate tile roofs and ashlar end stacks with cornices. Gothic
Revival style, asymmetrical.
EXTERIOR: two-and-a-half storeys with belvedere tower with
saddleback roof to north-east and tall single-storey range to
right again; 2 + 1 windows. Chamfered plinth. Cross-mullion
windows with rounded upper corners and relieving arches of
alternately-coloured voussoirs; attic windows with cusped
lancets, all windows in quoined surrounds. Gothic gabled
timber porch in angle with set-back bay to right, entrance a
double part-glazed pointed door with Y-tracery, quatrefoils to
spandrels and decorative barge-boards with finial at apex;
within a pointed plank door in chamfered surround and hollow-
and roll-moulding to head, hoodmould with foliate stops. Above
an oriel bow on first floor and shaped gable to attic dormer.
Top-lit extension (kitchen or billiard room) to right has
French windows in shaped surround. Left hand return has
initial 'R' carved in panel on extended chimney; 3 gables with
decorative barge-boards.
INTERIOR: includes: open-well staircase with stick balusters;
shutters to some windows; moulded cornice to room to left,
otherwise not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Battledown Estate was laid out in 1858 by
Henry Dangerfield, Borough Engineer. This was one of the first
three houses to be built.
Apparently undergoing restoration at time of Review.
(O'Connor DA: Battledown The Story of a Victorian Estate:
Stroud: 1992-: 74-5, 86).

Listing NGR: SO9654322034

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