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Latitude: 51.8994 / 51°53'57"N
Longitude: -2.0738 / 2°4'25"W
OS Eastings: 395018
OS Northings: 222321
OS Grid: SO950223
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.Y89
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.0JJ8
Entry Name: Rodney Lodge with Attached Railings and Gate
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387774
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475766
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: College
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9522SW RODNEY ROAD
630-1/14/785 (North West side)
Rodney Lodge with attached railings
Villa, now college, with attached railings and gate. 1809 for
Robert Hughes, with later additions and alterations. Stucco
over brick with slate roof, brick stacks.
PLAN: 3 rooms deep with service range at rear and right side
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics, 3 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes 4 full-height fluted pilasters with
decorative acanthus capitals, to ends and between windows,
frieze and cornice; gable end is decoratively treated with 2
pilaster strips and ramped angles, copings. Central
first-floor 6/6 sash and replacement 2/1 sash to ground floor
at right, otherwise blind openings, all in plain reveals and
with sills. Central entrance, 6-panel door with side-lights,
Greek key frieze and fanlight with radial glazing in fluted
surround and within distyle Ionic porch with architrave,
cornice and blocking course. Attics to right return,
round-arched roof dormers with casement windows. Right return
has 6/6 sashes. Left return: 7 first-floor windows, of which 3
to centre are in full-height bow and curved on section. 6/6
sashes throughout; blind boxes remain to ground floor of bow;
wide eaves on brackets. Right return has further entrance a
6-flush-panel door with overlight.
INTERIOR: retains original joinery including panelled
shutters, double doors to hall with margin-lights and
fanlight, in fluted architrave with fleurons. Cornices with
acanthus motif. Room with bow has Regency fireplace.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: scrolled railings at right and gate with
HISTORICAL NOTE: next to site of Assembly Rooms. The house is
shown on the Post Office Map of 1820 and can be clearly seen
on Merrett's Map of 1834. A distinguished villa design.
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9501522323
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