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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387777
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475769
Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
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
Tagged with: Architectural structure
SO9522SW CHELTENHAM RODNEY ROAD
(South East side)
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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