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Wyddrington House

A Grade II Listed Building in Pittville, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9067 / 51°54'24"N

Longitude: -2.0678 / 2°4'4"W

OS Eastings: 395432

OS Northings: 223136

OS Grid: SO954231

Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.D18

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.3BPM

Entry Name: Wyddrington House

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387471

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475434

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

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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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9523SW PITTVILLE LAWN
630-1/6/666 (East side)
12/03/55 No.55
Wyddrington House

GV II

Villa, now flats. 1836-7. Stucco over brick with concealed
roof, brick and stucco end stacks; iron balcony.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with basement, 3 first-floor windows and
3-storey-on-basement entrance bay set back to right. Right
hand bay of main range breaks forwards slightly. Stucco
detailing includes tooled architraves to windows, those to
ground floor have frieze and dentil cornice, that to right
with Doric pilasters; architrace, frieze and cornice over
first floor; crowning frieze and cornice; right return has
horizontal rustication to ground floor drawn into voussoirs
over windows. 6/6 sashes where original, that to right, ground
floor is a tripartite window with 6/6 between 2/2 sashes.
Former entrance in solid porch to right return now blocked and
with multi-pane round-arched window with tooled head and
keystone, and with Ionic columns in antis and cornice over.
C20 entrance now to rear. Rear has tooled architraves to
windows with sills on feet to first floor. Mainly 6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: noted as retaining original joinery, including
shutters to some windows.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: continuous balustrade to ground floor has
double scroll motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: plot sold to Thomas Smith, gent, for ยป650 on
21.06.1836 and house to be built in 12 months. 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.
All the villas along Pittville Lawn form a distinguished
architectural group.
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 16-17,70-1;
The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 151-152).


Listing NGR: SO9543623136

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