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Latitude: 51.9052 / 51°54'18"N
Longitude: -2.0685 / 2°4'6"W
OS Eastings: 395380
OS Northings: 222963
OS Grid: SO953229
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.KTY
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.3C9T
Entry Name: Roden House (Number 23) Berkeley House (Number 25) Attached Walls and Railings to Number 25
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387466
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475429
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
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
SO9522NW PITTVILLE LAWN
630-1/10/661 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.23 AND 25
Roden House (No.23), Berkeley House
(No.25), attached walls & railings
Pair of semi-detached villas, now flats and offices with
attached walls and railings. c1833. Architect Robert Stokes.
Stucco over brick with concealed roof, brick and stucco end,
party-wall and rear stacks; pinkish-brown brick and stucco
wall and iron balconies and railings.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 9 first-floor windows, of
which 3 outer windows to each side are in full-height canted
bays; full height service ranges to rear. Stucco detailing
includes horizontal rustication to ground floor of canted bays
and voussoirs over these windows, horizontal rustication
continues to left return; first- and second-floor windows have
tooled architraves, those to first floor with cornices on
console brackets; crowning architrave, frieze and dentil
cornice. Central window to ground and first floor is blind;
6/6 sashes with blind boxes where original, all in plain
reveals and with sills. Off-centre left and right entrances,
4-panel part-glazed door to right and double, studded doors to
left, with sidelights and overlights. Left return has 3
first-floor windows, all blind except central second-floor 6/6
sash and 3/6 sashes to basement.
INTERIOR: noted as having retained original joinery including
panelled shutters, otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Balcony railings to canted bays have
anthemion motif and embellished rods derived from Henry Shaw's
design for Upper Woburn Place. Kitchen garden wall extends to
rear at left for approx 12m. Spearhead railings with vase
finials to stanchions abut this continuing to front boundary
for approx 12m, and with hollow corner pier with stanchions
and vase finials. Railings to sides of steps have embellished
rods and vase finials.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Built as part of the development of this area
undertaken for Joseph Pitt in 1825-42, the general layout
being designed by the architect John Forbes. The only property
built by Stokes on land between Segrave Place and Wellington
Road, acquired by him for the erection of villas. Originally
known as 2 and 3 Segrave Villas. No. 23 sold to Capt George
Shreiber for »1900 (1836); No.25 sold to Corbet Holland for
All the villas along Pittville Lawn form a distinguished
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 70; Chatwin
A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham: 1975-1984:
Listing NGR: SO9538322965
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