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Wolsey Terrace Numbers 1 to 4, Wolsey House (Number 1) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8969 / 51°53'48"N

Longitude: -2.0764 / 2°4'35"W

OS Eastings: 394836

OS Northings: 222038

OS Grid: SO948220

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.3TF

Mapcode Global: VH947.YLM6

Entry Name: Wolsey Terrace Numbers 1 to 4, Wolsey House (Number 1) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 31 July 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387385

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475341

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

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

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9422SE ORIEL ROAD
630-1/13/603 (North side)
31/07/70 Wolsey Terrace Nos.1-4
(Consecutive), Wolsey House (No.1)
and attached railings

GV II

Terrace of 4 houses, now offices and attached railings. c1834.
Stucco over brick with concealed roof, end and party-wall
stucco stacks; iron area railings. Double depth plan with side
hallways and service ranges to rear, full-height at left and
single-storey at right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, to 2 houses to left, 3
storeys on basement and attics to 2 to right, 12 first-floor
windows (3 per house). Stucco detailing includes horizontal
rustication to ground floor with anthemion motif to
first-floor band interrupted by fluted Ionic pilasters to ends
and between windows through ground and first floors surmounted
by architrave, frieze and cornice with blocking course at left
and plain pilasters to second floor at right, frieze, cornice
and blocking course surmounted by end urns; all windows in
tooled architraves. 6/6 sashes throughout except with 2/2
sashes to attic storey, all in plain reveals; basement has 3/6
sashes. Alternate left and right entrances: flights of steps
to 4-panel doors with sidelights and wide fanlights with
decorative glazing bars where original, radial glazing bars to
No.2, batwing and circle to Nos 3 and 4, within moulded
architraves with pilaster strips and cornice on console
brackets. Right return (to Oriel Road): 5 first-floor windows;
2 blind openings, then 6/6 sashes; end window bays have outer
fluted Ionic pilasters and inner Doric pilasters. Rear has 6/6
sashes.
INTERIOR: retain original features including narrow-open-well
staircases with stick balusters and wreathed handrails (newel
post to No.3); original plasterwork and shutters to windows,
otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area railings have balustrade with
stylized double heart motif between pillars. To sides of steps
are railings with double scroll motif and wreathed handrails.
To rear of No.3 a Carron Company heart-and-anthemion motif
balcony.
Occupies an important site at the approach to Cheltenham town
centre.


Listing NGR: SO9497422024

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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