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Latitude: 51.8977 / 51°53'51"N
Longitude: -2.076 / 2°4'33"W
OS Eastings: 394865
OS Northings: 222134
OS Grid: SO948221
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.XM7
Mapcode Global: VH947.YKVK
Entry Name: The Woodlands and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387779
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475771
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
SO9422SE RODNEY ROAD
630-1/13/789 (North West side)
The Woodlands and attached railings
Villa, now offices and attached railings. c1809-1820, shown on
Post Office Map of 1820, with later alterations and
restorations. Pinkish-brown brick in English garden wall bond
with stucco to front and sides, hipped slate roof, rear brick
stack and cast- and wrought-iron railings and porch. L-plan
with service range to infill.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 3 first-floor windows. First
floor has 6/6 sashes; ground floor has 8/8 sashes, all in
plain reveals and with sills. Basement has 3/3 sashes. Central
entrance, flight of replacement roll-edged steps to double
6-panel doors with sidelights and fanlight with teardrop and
circle glazing bars. To right return and rear are 6/6 and 3/3
ogee-headed sashes. To left return a canted bay window with
6/6 between 2/2 sashes. Decorative ogeed barge-boards to
eaves. Rear: basket arch to basement (now infilled).
INTERIOR: stairhall has elliptical arch, within an open-well
staircase with stick balusters, wreathed handrail and carved
tread ends. Room to right has built-in Regency mahogany
cabinet. Panelled shutters to windows.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: stick balusters to sides of steps; porch
has trellis-work panels, possibly the earliest cast panels in
Cheltenham. Spearhead forecourt railings. Window box to canted
bay has scroll motifs.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this building may have originally been a
Occupies a good corner site at the junction of Rodney Road and
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 24; Gloucestershire Society of Industrial
Archaeology Journal: Chatwin A: Cheltenham Mills: 1993-: 5;
Post Office Map: Cheltenham: 1820-).
Listing NGR: SO9486722138
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