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Latitude: 51.8921 / 51°53'31"N
Longitude: -2.0721 / 2°4'19"W
OS Eastings: 395137
OS Northings: 221512
OS Grid: SO951215
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.BY9
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.1PFV
Entry Name: General Hospital (Central Block) and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387935
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475929
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53
Electoral Ward/Division: College
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9521NW SANDFORD ROAD
630-1/19/798 (North side)
05/05/72 General Hospital (central block) and
Hospital. Dated 'AD 1848' above entrance. Architect, DJ
Humphris. Cost around »2,000. Rendered stone with slate roof,
ashlar portico and dressings, lateral stucco stacks; iron
railings. Greek Revival style. E-shaped on plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 11 first-floor windows
arranged 2:2:3:2:2. Further single-storey on basement,
2-window range to right. Each end wing projects and has
clasping full-height Doric pilasters; central tetrastyle
portico has giant fluted Ionic columns to full height
supporting pediment. Crowning entablature. 6/6 sashes, all in
plain reveals and with sills, those to ground floor have
tooled architraves and cornices. Concealed basement. Wide
flight of steps to central entrance a 2-long-panel door and
blind, panelled overlight in tooled architrave and with
INTERIOR: retains original features including remains of
original narrow open-well staircase with stick balusters and
mahogany handrail with wreathed handrail. Entrance loggia has
2 Ionic columns. Ex-situ sculpture of The Good Samaritan by
Holme Cardwell of Rome, 1852. Otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area railings have X-motif.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 133; Little B:
Cheltenham: London: 1952-: 104-105).
Listing NGR: SO9515021510
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