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Latitude: 51.8888 / 51°53'19"N
Longitude: -2.0829 / 2°4'58"W
OS Eastings: 394387
OS Northings: 221138
OS Grid: SO943211
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.G7G
Mapcode Global: VH947.VS6F
Entry Name: Church House
Listing Date: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387400
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475356
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Park
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
SO9421SW PAINSWICK ROAD
630-1/22/611 (East side)
Villa, now church rooms. c1840-60 with later additions and
alterations; including c1960s range to right. Stucco over
brick with hipped slate roof and end gault brick stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics and basement, 3 first-floor
windows, with blind entrance bay at right. Third bay breaks
forwards and has quoins to angles at ground floor, moulded
ground-floor sill band; moulded cornice over ground floor and
first-floor sill band. To left part a first-floor band.
Windows have tooled architraves, all with sills on feet.
Ground floor has two 2/2 horizontal-pane sashes, then a
tripartite window with 2/2 between 1/1 sashes, all with blind
boxes. First floor has two 2/2 horizontal-pane sashes with
cambered heads, then a pair of 1/1 round-arched sashes with
hoodmoulds. Wide eaves on paired brackets. 2 attic roof
dormers with 3/3 sashes and cambered arches, dormer to right
breaks eaves and has casements. Basement has 8/8, 4/4, 8/8 and
tripartite 8/8 between 2/2 sashes. Entrance at right: flight
of roll-edged steps to 3-panel, part-glazed door with
overlight in solid porch with round-arched opening, cornice
and low parapet.
INTERIOR: retains original joinery and plasterwork. Dogleg
staircase has ornate iron balusters. To front room a cornice
with anthemion motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Painswick Road was laid out by Charles Baker
to connect Cheltenham with Painswick following an Act of 1820.
One of a good group of villas.
Occupies a good corner site and has good group value with
No.62 Painswick Road (qv) and Church of St Philip and St
James, Gratton Road (qv).
(Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology Journal:
Garrett JV: Charles Baker of Painswick and Cheltenham: 1989-).
Listing NGR: SO9439021140
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