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St Georges House (Kraft Offices)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8984 / 51°53'54"N

Longitude: -2.0816 / 2°4'53"W

OS Eastings: 394479

OS Northings: 222210

OS Grid: SO944222

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.VZL

Mapcode Global: VH947.VKW1

Entry Name: St Georges House (Kraft Offices)

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474138

Location: 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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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9422SW BAYSHILL ROAD
630-1/12/196 (West side)
12/03/55 St George's House (Kraft Offices)
(Formerly Listed as:
BAYSHILL ROAD
(West side)
Milverton Hotel)

GV II

Villa. c1839-50, probably by Samuel Onley, with conversion to
offices c1980s including attic storey, block to right. C20
range to rear. Stucco over brick with renewed roof. Classical
style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement, 9 first-floor windows.
Flight of steps to central 4-columnar Corinthian portico,
continuous dentil and modillion entablature. 6/6 sashes
throughout, those to ground floor are taller, all in plain
reveals and with sills on feet. Off-centre entrances are C20
glazed doors. Crowning balustrade with bulbous balusters.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Bayshill estate was developed by a joint
stock company which purchased land from the Skillicorne family
in 1837. By 843 Henry Davies, in his Guide to Cheltenham,
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.' By c1845 the company was
bankrupt and Onley bought much Bayshill Road property. Little
described this as one of a `superb group (of villas) that make
Bayshill Road one of the great roads for architecture in all
England'.
An ambitious Classical villa design, retained on the list for
its importance in the Bayshill Road group of villas.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1992-: 147; Little B:
Cheltenham: London: 1952-: 76; Hart G: A History of
Cheltenham: Stroud: 1965-1990: 172-3).


Listing NGR: SO9448522208

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