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Latitude: 51.8945 / 51°53'40"N
Longitude: -2.0783 / 2°4'41"W
OS Eastings: 394709
OS Northings: 221774
OS Grid: SO947217
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.3D0
Mapcode Global: VH947.XNN1
Entry Name: Imperial House and Attached Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387117
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475021
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9421NE MONTPELLIER PARADE
630-1/18/534 (West side)
Imperial House and attached wall and
(Formerly Listed as:
Ryalstone (Imperial Nursing Home))
House, now offices, with attached wall and railings. c1823.
Stucco over brick with concealed roof, stucco end stacks;
wrought-iron window guards and railings.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 3 first-floor windows, with
1-window-range set back to right. First- and second-floor
bands; crowning frieze and cornice with blocking course. 6/6
sashes to ground and first floors, taller to ground floor, 3/3
sashes to second floor, all in plain reveals and with sills.
Central solid porch has quoins to angles, steps to
6-long-panel door with fanlight in plain reveals and with
keystones, frieze, cornice and blocking course. Similar
fenestration to right range with 2 further small inserted
INTERIOR: retains original joinery including shutters to
windows and 6-panel doors in fluted architraves with masks;
narrow-open-well staircase c1900 has carved newels; within
porch a renewed door with lozenge frieze and fanlight with
circle glazing bars. Otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first floor, outer windows have balconies
with embellished rods and central scrolled lozenge panel; low
walls with arrowhead railings to right. Rear has 2-storey
verandah with lozenge and rods to uprights and lattice
friezes, first-floor has embellished rods and circle and
lozenge frieze to balustrade. One similar first-floor window
guard. To ground floor are 2 ornate window boxes.
One of a good group of 1820s villas in Montpellier Parade.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 143).
Listing NGR: SO9470921774
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