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Lake House (Number 91) and Attached Area Railings and Ravenhurst

A Grade II Listed Building in Pittville, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9089 / 51°54'32"N

Longitude: -2.0671 / 2°4'1"W

OS Eastings: 395482

OS Northings: 223380

OS Grid: SO954233

Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.672

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.482Y

Plus Code: 9C3VWW5M+H5

Entry Name: Lake House (Number 91) and Attached Area Railings and Ravenhurst

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387478

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475441

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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630-1/6/674 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.91 AND 93
Lake House (No.91) and attached area
railings and Ravenhurst (No.93)


Pair of semi-detached villas, now house (No.91) and flats
(No.93) with attached area railings to No.91. 1833-4 with
later alterations including removal of attic storey to west
c1970-90. Architect probably Robert Stokes. Stucco over brick
with concealed roof, brick and stucco lateral stacks with
cornices; iron rear porches and area railings. Villas arranged
back to back with central hallways.
EXTERIOR: No.91 (west facade): 2 storeys, 3 first-floor
windows. Stucco detailing includes pairs of pilasters with
tooled capitals to ends and between windows, with 2 central
fluted Ionic columns in antis surmounted by crowning dentil
entablature and blocking course, and with lion masks to
cornice; windows have pilasters to jambs and cornices, those
to first floor with arcaded aprons. 1/1 replacement sashes in
plain reveals and with sills. Central entrance a porch with
similar pillars and entablature, with double 8-panel doors.
No.93 (east facade): 2 storeys plus attic storey, 3
first-floor windows. A similar facade with central entrance,
double, part-glazed doors and inserted porch with 2 Doric
columns and cornice with modillions. Crowning frieze and
cornice with blocking course. Garden facade: 2 and 3 storeys
(at left) on basement, 6 first-floor windows. Stepped
breakforwards to second and first window bays are articulated
by end paired Doric pilasters, continuous dentil entablature
over first floor; breakforward continues to attic storey, with
continuous frieze, cornice and blocking course. Windows to
breakforwards to ground and first floors have pilastered
jambs, those to first floor also have arcaded aprons, those to
ground floor are taller; otherwise windows have tooled
architraves, those to ground floor with frieze and cornice;
some windows retain blind boxes. Rear retains some 6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: No.93 has open-well staircase with alternate stick
balusters and embellished rods, wreathed handrail; reputed to
have some original marble fireplaces. Otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Rear porch to No.91 has scrolls to
uprights and tent roof, with scrolled lozenges to side
balustrades; similar scrolled lozenge balustrade to area.
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally known as Nos 1 and 2 Essex Villas

and inhabited by Helen and Emma Thornhill, spinsters, and
William Walcot, Squire of Peterborough. 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. One of the most architecturally distinguished of
the Pittville villas, the consistent 3-dimensional treatment
of all the elevations recalls Dyer's work in Bristol in the
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824 - 1860: Cheltenham: 1988-:
16-17,72-73; The Buildings of England: Verey D:
Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean: London:
1970-: 152).

Listing NGR: SO9547423374

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