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Ellingham House (Numbers 1 and 2) and Attached Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Pittville, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9082 / 51°54'29"N

Longitude: -2.0673 / 2°4'2"W

OS Eastings: 395469

OS Northings: 223296

OS Grid: SO954232

Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.667

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.39ZJ

Entry Name: Ellingham House (Numbers 1 and 2) and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475439

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
630-1/6/671 (East side)
12/03/55 No.79
Ellingham House (Nos.1 and 2) and
attached area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
PITTVILLE LAWN
(East side)
No.79
Ellingham House)

GV II

Villa, now flats and attached area railings. 1840-1. Built by
Solomom Sims, timber merchant, for Susan Dawson, widow, of
Brislington in Somerset. Stucco over brick with concealed
roof, brick and stucco side stacks; wrought-iron verandah to
right return and area railings to rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 4 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes Doric pilasters through ground and first
floors to ends and between windows, crowning architrave,
frieze and cornice; garden facade has similar pilasters,
windows have tooled architraves, those to ground floor with
cornices on console brackets. 6/6 sashes, all openings in
plain reveals and with sills. Entrance to left return, flight
of roll-edged steps to porch with Ionic columns in antis,
architrave, frieze and cornice with blocking course, within a
4-panel, part-glazed door with sidelights and overlight with
glazing bars. Basement has 6/6 sashes where original. Left
return has 4 first-floor windows, the outer blind, otherwise
6/6 sashes. Right return has 4 first-floor windows. Central
breakforward has end pilasters. 6/6 sashes and blind outer
windows, all in tooled architraves.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: verandah to right return with anthemion
motif to uprights and openwork scalloped frieze. Area railings
to rear have X-motif.
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 Joseph Forbes.
All the villas along Pittville Lawn form a distinguished
architectural group.
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 16-17,72;
The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 152).

Listing NGR: SO9547423295

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