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Claremont Lodge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8951 / 51°53'42"N

Longitude: -2.0776 / 2°4'39"W

OS Eastings: 394753

OS Northings: 221846

OS Grid: SO947218

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.3K8

Mapcode Global: VH947.XMZK

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWC+3W

Entry Name: Claremont Lodge

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475027

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

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

Tagged with: Gatehouse

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630-1/18/540 (North side)
12/03/55 No.60
Claremont Lodge


Includes: Nos.23 AND 25 VITTORIA WALK.
Villa, now 3 flats and 2 houses. c1800-10 with later
alterations including upper storey and entrance porch of 1835
and range to right c1860. Stucco over brick with concealed
roof and stucco stacks; wrought-iron verandah. Double depth
plan with hallway to spine and service range at right.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys 4 first-floor windows arranged 1:2:1,
including central full-height bow, and with 2-low-storey,
1-window range to left and 2-lower-storey, 6-window range to
right. Mainly 6/6 sashes where original, central bay has
6-pane French windows and lattice frieze with divided
overlights to ground and first floors; range at right has some
1/1 sashes with margin-lights, all in plain reveals. Crowning
cornice, low parapet and copings. Ranges to left and right
have central ground-floor Ionic column and range to far right
has 2 further Ionic columns now embedded into wall. Range to
right has 2 entrances, off-centre left and far right: 6-panel
door with fanlight and part-glazed door. Left return (entrance
facade): 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows with low ramped
walls either side. First floor projects on 4 Ionic columns.
Central entrance a 6-panel door with frieze and wide overlight
with decorative glazing bars; in architrave with sunk panels
to pilasters. Ground floor has 4 roundels. First floor has
blind openings; crowning cornice and low parapet with copings;
central upshot with shell panel. Walls to either side ramped
downwards with round-arched niches for urns.
INTERIOR: inner doorway to hall, part-glazed double doors in
fluted architrave with overlight and space for lantern. To
ground-floor front SE room a fresco above the fireplace
depicts Claremont Lodge before the upper storey was added.
Original plasterwork includes acanthus and ball motif to hall;
central bow-windowed room has acanthus frieze.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: main range has continuous first-floor
verandah with rod-and-circle motif to balustrade and rods to
uprights with Gothic arcade to frieze; similar window guards
to first-floor windows.
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the first phase of development of
this area, probably on land originally purchased by Henry
Thompson for the de la Bere's. This represents a similar

design to Vittoria House, Vittoria Walk (qv). Wrought-iron
railings and lamp holders removed during Second World War.
Of the entrance facade to this house DI Stratton-Davis in his
Distinction Thesis in RIBA Library writes, `Although
inconspicuous in size, it ranks with the most important of
Cheltenham's buildings. In a composition itself quite unique
every element has been carefully judged and every
non-essential eliminated. The treatment of the Ionic order,
and the lightness of touch everywhere displayed inevitably
associates it with the designer of Montpellier Walk'.
A significant example of an early villa in Regency Cheltenham
and one of an important group of villas remaining in this
Nos 23 & 25 Vittoria Walk listed on 12.03.84.
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 30; Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork:
Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 18).

Listing NGR: SO9475621854

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