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General Hospital (Central Block) and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VVWRH+V5

Entry Name: General Hospital (Central Block) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475929

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

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 Luke and St John

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/19/798 (North side)
05/05/72 General Hospital (central block) and
attached railings


Hospital. Dated 'AD 1848' above entrance. Architect, DJ
Humphris. Cost around ยป2,000. 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
floating cornice.
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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