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Lauriston House (Bank of Scotland)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8949 / 51°53'41"N

Longitude: -2.0839 / 2°5'2"W

OS Eastings: 394319

OS Northings: 221824

OS Grid: SO943218

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.1YD

Mapcode Global: VH947.TMNP

Plus Code: 9C3VVWV8+XC

Entry Name: Lauriston House (Bank of Scotland)

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475744

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/17/768 Lauriston House (Bank of Scotland)


Villa, now bank. 1839-40; with later additions and alterations
including c1960 range at rear. Stucco over brick with
concealed roof, stucco ridge and rear stacks with cornices and
iron windows guards.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement to right return, 3
first-floor windows. End breakforwards are articulated by
full-height Tower of Winds pilasters, continuous crowning
dentil entablature with blocking course and copings. Plinth.
Flight of 6 steps to central entrance, double 4-panel and
studded doors with sidelights and pilasters between, overlight
with decorative glazing bars, within porch with 4 fluted
columns Tower of Winds capitals and engaged pilasters
supporting heavy dentil cornice. Outer windows are tripartite
with 6/6 sashes between 2/2 lugged sashes, with narrow
pilasters between, those to ground floor have framing
pilasters, those to first floor have balustrade with bulbous
balusters. Otherwise 6/6 sashes, taller to ground floor.
Tooled architrave to central, first-floor window. Basement has
8/8 sashes where original. 3-window return to left and
4-window return to right, both articulated by similar
pilasters, ground-floor windows have tooled architrave, frieze
and cornice.
INTERIOR: to left, ground floor, deep cornice with tall
acanthus motif, 2 marble fireplaces; hall has cornice with
modillions and paterae; room to right has deep roll-moulded
cornice; arches to stairway. First floor has some marble
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: ground-floor windows have individual
balconies with circle motif embellished with heart and
acanthus. First-floor windows to right return have window
boxes with scrolled lozenge.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Apparently shown as laid out but not built on
Merrett's Map of 1834. Dr Thomas Richardson Colledge
(1796-1879) founder of the Medical Missionary Society lived in
this house.
A very fine villa design, articulated with considerable depth
and ingenuity: the resulting 3-dimensional quality is
comparable to some of the 1830s villas by Dyer in the Clifton
area of Bristol.
(Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-).

Listing NGR: SO9432721804

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