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George Hotel (Number 41 to 49) and Attached Railings to Numbers 29 to 39 and 43 to 49

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8992 / 51°53'57"N

Longitude: -2.0814 / 2°4'52"W

OS Eastings: 394497

OS Northings: 222300

OS Grid: SO944223

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.W1Y

Mapcode Global: VH947.WJ0F

Plus Code: 9C3VVWX9+MC

Entry Name: George Hotel (Number 41 to 49) and Attached Railings to Numbers 29 to 39 and 43 to 49

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475838

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

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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630-1/12/818 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.29-57 (Odd)
George Hotel (Nos.41-49) and
attached railings to Nos.29-39 and
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.29-57 (Odd))


Terrace of 15 houses, now houses and hotel, and attached
railings except to No.41. Numbered right to left, described
left to right. c1837-45 with later alterations. Stucco over
brick with slate roof, brick and stucco party-wall, end and
rear stacks; wrought- and iron verandahs, balustrades and
railings. Double-depth plan with side stairhalls and
full-height service ranges to rear.
EXTERIOR: the 2 houses at either end and to centre have
breakforwards to ground floor, those to left comprise a
pavilion with 6 fluted Ionic columns through 2 upper floors
surmounted by pediment, not present elsewhere and so loosing
the intended symmetry of the design. 3 storeys, 3 first-floor
windows each. Stucco detailing includes horizontal rustication
to ground floor, first- and second-floor windows have tooled
architraves, those to first floor with cornices; crowning
entablature (missing at right). Ground and first floors have
tall 6/6 sashes where original, second floor has 3/6 sashes,
basements have some 8/8 and 3/6 sashes; all in plain reveals
and with sills. Entrances to left, except to west end a
central entrance, flights of roll-edged steps to 2- and
4-panel doors with overlights, some with margin-lights.
INTERIOR: retain original joinery and plasterwork including
panelled shutters; several have narrow-open-well staircases
with alternate stick and embellished rods and wreathed
handrails; some white marble fireplaces; some cornices have
acanthus modillions and fleurons. Otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: No.29 (at right) has arrowhead railings
for approx 5m, with urn finials to stanchions. Area railings
and to sides of steps have interlaced lozenge motif.
Continuous balconies to each house have X-motif with anthemion
(Nos 29 and 31); X-motif (No.33); Nos 35-55 have balconies
with anthemion motif derived from Henry Shaw's design for
Upper Woburn Place.

HISTORICAL NOTE: the terrace originally faced the grounds of
Bayshill House (since demolished).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 41; Radford S: The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham
1800-1850: 1992-: 132-138).

Listing NGR: SO9448322310

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