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Rahere (Number 2) and Napier House (Number 4) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9044 / 51°54'15"N

Longitude: -2.0699 / 2°4'11"W

OS Eastings: 395289

OS Northings: 222880

OS Grid: SO952228

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.KJB

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.2DLD

Plus Code: 9C3VWW3J+Q3

Entry Name: Rahere (Number 2) and Napier House (Number 4) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387454

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475415

Location: Pittville, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Pittville

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/10/657 (West side)
12/03/55 Nos.2 AND 4
Rahere (No.2) and Napier House
(No.4) and attached railings


Pair of semi-detached houses and attached railings. No.2 built
1835; No.4 built 1848; in matching style but by different
builders. No.4 built by William Hart. No.2 built for Captain
Beetlestone. Stucco over brick with concealed roof, left end
gault brick stacks and iron railings, balcony, window boxes
and guards.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 7 first-floor windows arranged 3:4, the
bay to right is set back. Stucco detailing includes horizontal
rustication to ground floor drawn into voussoirs over
openings; crowning architrave, frieze and cornice (that to
right has dentils) with blocking course. Ground and first
floors have 2/2 horizontal-pane sashes where original; second
floor has 6/6 sashes; 3/6 basement sashes. Right entrances,
flights of roll-edged steps to 2-panel doors, that to left
part-glazed, and overlights, that to right in set-back range.
Left return has 3 first-floor windows, all blind; horizontal
rustication to ground floor, drawn into voussoirs over
openings. First-floor band. Crowning dentil entablature.
INTERIOR: retain original joinery including panelled shutters
to right, otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor continuous balcony has
lozenge and star motif. Window boxes to ground floor have rail
and scroll motif. Second-floor window guards to right house
have rod and circle motif. Area spearhead railings continue to
sides of steps.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.2, originally known as Segrave House, was
built for Captain William Moore Beetlestone. No.4 was built by
William Hart, carpenter.
All the listed buildings along Pittville Lawn form a good
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 69).

Listing NGR: SO9528722879

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