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Hadley House and Attached Balustrade

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8974 / 51°53'50"N

Longitude: -2.0827 / 2°4'57"W

OS Eastings: 394408

OS Northings: 222101

OS Grid: SO944221

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.VPX

Mapcode Global: VH947.VKBS

Plus Code: 9C3VVWW8+XW

Entry Name: Hadley House and Attached Balustrade

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474134

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/12/192 (West side)
12/03/55 Hadley House and attached balustrade


Villa and attached balustrade. c1839-42 with later additions
and alterations including c1950-70 range at rear. Brick with
painted stucco facades and slate roof, with iron balustrade.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Full-height Doric
pilasters between windows and to ends, frieze, architrave and
cornice. First-floor band with recessed panel between
pilasters to outer bays. Central pedimented portico of 2 pairs
of Ionic columns and 2 engaged Doric pilasters, frieze,
cornice. Flight of renewed roll-edged steps to 4-panel door
between side-lights under continuous overlight with glazing
bars. Ground floor has tripartite windows with 1/1 between
narrow 1/1 sashes; 1/1 sashes with lugs throughout in plain
reveals and with sills, those to first floor have tooled
architraves. Central and rear stacks. Returns have mainly 2/2
sashes, some blind; ground-floor surrounds are tooled.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: balustrade to sides of porch has
anthemion motif.
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 described, 'a number of
detached villas .. several of which are occupied by resident
families of affluence and station, and others are in an
unfinished state'. The company was bankrupt by c1845 when
architect Samuel Onley bought much Bayshill property, and so
Pevsner suggests that other houses in Bayshill Road were built
to his designs.
Little, one of a 'superb group (of villas) that make Bayshill
Road one of the great roads for architecture in all England'.
(Little B: Cheltenham: London: 1952-: 76; The Buildings of
England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of
Dean: London: 1970-: 147).

Listing NGR: SO9440822101

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