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Mersea House, Elkestone House and Attached Area Balustrades

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.895 / 51°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.0748 / 2°4'29"W

OS Eastings: 394948

OS Northings: 221831

OS Grid: SO949218

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.48J

Mapcode Global: VH947.ZMHN

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWG+23

Entry Name: Mersea House, Elkestone House and Attached Area Balustrades

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386713

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474109

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/18/170 (South East side)
12/03/55 Nos.100 AND 102
Mersea House (No.100), Elkestone
House (No.102), and attached area


Semi-detached pair of houses, and attached area balustrades.
c1820-50, restored c1990. Stucco over brick with concealed
roof, end brick stacks and iron balustrades and balconies.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with basement, 6 first-floor windows (3
per house); centre 2-window range breaks forward. Stucco
detailing includes band over basement; fluted Corinthian
pilasters through ground and first floors to ends and to
central first-floor breakforward, cornice, frieze and dentil-
and modillion-cornice over first floor; to second floor are
pilasters with incised Greek-key design, frieze and dentil
cornice; tooled architraves to ground-floor windows. Ground
and first floors have 6/6 sashes, those to first floor are
taller. Third floor has 3/6 sashes. Basement has 3/6 sashes.
Entrance: 5-columned Corinthian portico to ground floor with
frieze and dentil and modillion cornice. Pair of central
entrances: 2 flights of roll-edged steps to 6-panel doors with
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: continuous first-floor balcony has panels
of web design from Carron Company catalogue of 1823/4. Area
balustrade has heart and scroll motif.
A fine Neo-Classical facade, enhanced by the rich detail to
the capitals.
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 38).

Listing NGR: SO9495221834

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