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Numbers 1, 2 and 3 Fauconberg Villas and Attached Railings to Numbers 1 and 2

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.898 / 51°53'52"N

Longitude: -2.0811 / 2°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 394516

OS Northings: 222160

OS Grid: SO945221

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.W4Y

Mapcode Global: VH947.WK5C

Plus Code: 9C3VVWX9+5H

Entry Name: Numbers 1, 2 and 3 Fauconberg Villas and Attached Railings to Numbers 1 and 2

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386737

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474133

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/13/188 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Fauconberg Villas
and attached railings to Nos.1 and 2


3 detached villas, now school offices with link blocks, and
attached railings to Nos 1 and 2. Probably c1847 by Samuel
Onley with additions c1980s. Stucco over brick with hipped
slate roofs and renewed grey brick end stacks; iron railings.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and basement. Three
first-floor windows each. Architraves enriched with paterae;
those to ground floor with round-arched heads and carved
acanthus keystones; those to first floor have sills on
enriched cornices. Enriched stringcourses at first floor, and
below eaves, those to first-floor of centre and left houses
have egg-and-dart moulding. Basement has 3/3 sashes. Attic
dormers (2 per house) have 1/1 sashes. Entrances set back at
left sides, single-storey porches with flights of steps to
4-panel doors and fanlights, that to left has egg-and-dart
cornice, frieze and copings, that to centre has frieze and
copings; removed to right house. Wide overhanging eaves.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spearhead railings to sides of steps to
left and centre houses.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Bayshill Estate was developed by a joint
stock company which purchased land from the Skillicorne family
in 1837. By 1843 Henry Davies, in his Guide to Cheltenham,
describes `a number of detached villas .. several of which are
occupied by resident families of affluence and station, and
others are in an unfinished state.'
Little considers these to be part of, `a superb group (of
villas) that make Bayshill Road one of the great roads for
architecture in all England'. The stucco detail is
particularly distinctive.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 147; Hart G: A History
of Cheltenham: Stroud: 1965-1990: 172-3; Little B: Cheltenham:
London: 1952-: 76).

Listing NGR: SO9436021930

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