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Essex House (Number 18) and Attached Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8991 / 51°53'56"N

Longitude: -2.0738 / 2°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 395015

OS Northings: 222283

OS Grid: SO950222

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.Y8F

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.0JHJ

Plus Code: 9C3VVWXG+JF

Entry Name: Essex House (Number 18) and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475769

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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630-1/14/787 Nos. 16A and 18
Essex House (No.18)
and attached area railings


House, now house and office and attached area railings. Circa 1803. Developer, J Smith, plumber. Stucco over brick with concealed roof and stucco stacks; iron railings. Single depth plan with central hallway.
EXTERIOR: 3 storey on basement, 5 first-floor windows with single storey extendion to the left. 6/6 sashes where original, all in plain reveals and with sills. Basement has 6/6 sashes in cambered-arched surrounds. 5 steps to central entrance to main block, flight of steos to 4-panel door in fluted frieze and fanlight, with batwing and circle glazing bars. Further entrance to extension, 6-flush-panel door with overlight. Low parapet with copings.
INTERIOR: No.18 retains original plasterwork and joinery; embellished cornices with acanthus motif; panelled shutters; narrow-open-well staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail with embellished tread ends; doors have tooled architraves with fleurons.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area lancet railings with urn finials to stanchions. Boot scraper to top step. HISTORICAL NOTE: land for the development was bought from Joseph Pitt in 1803; the first occupant was Mr Cooke, a surgeon (information from deeds). Building had commenced on Rodney Road by 1809 and many houses are shown on the Post Office Map of 1820.

Listing NGR: SO9502422291

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