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Latitude: 51.8912 / 51°53'28"N
Longitude: -2.0835 / 2°5'0"W
OS Eastings: 394350
OS Northings: 221412
OS Grid: SO943214
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.G26
Mapcode Global: VH947.TQXK
Entry Name: Bryansford House with Attached Wall at Right Railings Gate Piers and Gates
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387425
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475386
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 PARK PLACE
630-1/22/628 (East side)
Bryansford House with attached wall
at right, railings, gate piers and
Villa with attached wall, railings, gate piers and gates.
c1830-32. After JB Papworth. Ashlar over brick with hipped
double-pitch slate roof and left end stucco stack; brick wall,
iron bootscrapers and railings and gates with stuccoed end
piers to carriage sweep.
PLAN: double depth with central entrance and service range to
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement and with attics to rear, 3
first-floor windows. Ashlar detailing includes ground-floor
horizontal rustication drawn into voussoirs over windows, end
Tuscan pilasters through ground and first floors and to first
floor between windows; tooled architraves to first-floor
windows. Ground floor has tripartite windows, 1/1 replacement
sashes throughout. Flight of 8 roll-edged steps to central
entrance a 6-fielded-panel door with overlight with
margin-glazing within Doric porch with columns in antis and
3/4 engaged columns to ends, architrave, frieze with triglyphs
and metopes, cornice with blocking course. Wide eaves. Rear
retains 8/8 and 6/6 sashes. Attic dormers.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: 2 bootscrapers to steps. Walls to either
side approx 2m high, with copings, then to right are boundary
walls at rear abutting arrowhead railings to front right
boundary with embellished finials to stanchions extending for
approx. 8m to renewed pier with sunk panels then double gates,
ramped down to centre with arrowhead bars and scrolled lower
frieze, iron hinge post has scrolls and peaked caps. Similar
railings for 4m the further similar iron hinge post, with
double gates with end ashlar pier.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Park Place was developed by 1832.
Verey states that 'this street .. consists mostly of detached
or semi-detached villas, nearly all with neo-Greek detail, and
some very much in the style of JB Papworth, who designed a
house for a Captain Capel in Cheltenham.' He sites Nos 16 and
18 (qv) Park Place as most resembling this design.
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 34; The Buildings of England: Verey D:
Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean: London:
Listing NGR: SO9435021409
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