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Latitude: 51.8974 / 51°53'50"N
Longitude: -2.0666 / 2°3'59"W
OS Eastings: 395516
OS Northings: 222099
OS Grid: SO955220
Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.SG5
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.4KBS
Entry Name: Court House (28) and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387617
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475603
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
Electoral Ward/Division: All Saints
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9522SE PRIORY STREET
630-1/15/725 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.26 AND 28
Court House (28), and attached
Pair of terraced houses, now flats and attached railings.
c1820-50 with later additions and alterations including c1970s
porch to left. Stucco over brick with concealed, double-pile
roof, wrought-iron railings and balconies. Double-depth plan
with service ranges to rear; house to left breaks forward.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 6 first-floor windows, with
single-storey porch at left. Stucco detailing includes
ground-floor band surmounted by 4 Doric pilasters through
ground and first floors to end and between windows at left,
and 2 fluted Ionic pilasters to right end and to left of end
window, entablature surmounted by pilasters as before, with
continuous frieze and cornice incorporated, and blocking
course; ground- and first-floor windows have tooled
architraves, those to ground floor with frieze and cornice to
left and floating cornices at right. 6/6 sashes where
original, all in plain reveals and with sills; blind boxes
remain to ground-floor windows throughout and to first-floor
windows at right. Basement has 6/6 cambered-headed sashes in
double-chamfered reveals and with sills, and doors. Entrances:
to left a flight of 6 roll-edged steps to c1980s door in
lean-to porch; otherwise entrance at left, flight of steps to
4-panel door with sidelights and overlight with glazing bars
within tooled timber architraves with fleurons in corners.
INTERIOR: noted as having retained original joinery including
panelled shutters to some rooms, and plasterwork.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings to sides of steps and area
railings have scrolled lozenge motif. Window guards to first
floor at right have elongated scroll motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.26 was the early boyhood home of Adam
Lindsay Gordon (1833-70), Poet of Australia; also, from
1857-60 the home of George and Josephine Butler, Mrs Butler
was an ardent campaigner for social justice.
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9550422100
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