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Latitude: 51.8965 / 51°53'47"N
Longitude: -2.0837 / 2°5'1"W
OS Eastings: 394335
OS Northings: 221997
OS Grid: SO943219
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.20B
Mapcode Global: VH947.TLSH
Entry Name: Windsor House
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386743
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474139
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
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
SO9421NW BAYSHILL ROAD
630-1/17/197 (West side)
12/03/55 Windsor House
Villa, now offices. c1839-50 with later additions and
alterations including c1950-70 range at rear. Painted stucco
with hipped slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement and attic, 5 first-floor
windows, the outer bays break forward. Plinth surmounted by
2-storey Doric pilasters between windows and clasping angles,
frieze, architrave and cornice, blocking course. Central
flight of roll-edged steps, tetra-style pedimented Doric porch
with triglyphs and metopes to frieze at sides. Within, double
panelled doors and overlight. 1/1 sashes with lugs in plain
reveals with sills, those to first-floor on feet throughout
main floors. Attics have casement windows. Returns have
5-window range, similar Doric pilasters to end bays; first
bays blind, otherwise 1/1 and 2/2 sashes. Walls ramped down to
end of right return.
INTERIOR: includes embellished cornices, open-well staircase
with rod and bobbin balusters, some renewed.
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,
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 property so Verey
suggests that other houses were built to his designs.
Little describes this as part 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; Hart G: A History of
Cheltenham: Stroud: 1965-1990: 172-3; The Buildings of
England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of
Dean: London: 1970-: 146).
Listing NGR: SO9431922010
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