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Latitude: 51.9046 / 51°54'16"N
Longitude: -2.067 / 2°4'1"W
OS Eastings: 395488
OS Northings: 222896
OS Grid: SO954228
Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.D8M
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.4D49
Entry Name: Tower House
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387604
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475579
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 All Saints (Pittville)
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9522NW PRESTBURY ROAD
630-1/10/713 (South side)
05/05/72 Tower House
Formerly known as: Apsley House PITTVILLE CIRCUS.
Villa now flats. 1840 with later additions and alterations
including C20 attics. Edward Cope, builder. Stucco over brick
with concealed roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement and with attics, 3 first-floor
windows and 1 to 3-storey round tower at right angle. Stucco
detailing includes tooled architraves to ground-floor windows
with broken segmental 'pediments' on corbels; first-floor
band; crowning frieze, paired corbel brackets to wide eaves.
Ground floor has 2/2 horizontal-pane and 6/3 sashes; otherwise
6/6 sashes throughout, those to tower are curved on section;
all in plain reveals and with sills. Off-centre right
entrance, flight of renewed steps to distyle Doric porch with
wreaths to frieze; within a 4-panel door with divided
overlight. Tower has first- and second-floor bands and Regency
style battlements concealing attic roof lights. Left return
has 4 first-floor windows; stepped breakforward to left. All
ground-floor windows have 2/2 horizontal-pane sashes with
tooled architraves and broken pediments as front facade;
otherwise 6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Cope laid out Pittville Circus in 1839-40 on
land purchased from Joseph Pitt. Tower House, originally known
as Apsley House, forms part of this development.
An unusual and distinguished villa design, one of a good group
of villas, with Sligo House (qv), and Southend House (No.32)
(qv), Prestbury Road and Nos 1 and 2 Pittville Circus, at the
important junction of Prestbury Road, Wellington Road, Albert
Road and Pittville Circus.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 151).
Listing NGR: SO9548822896
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