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Lewesham House and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8919 / 51°53'30"N

Longitude: -2.0825 / 2°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 394420

OS Northings: 221480

OS Grid: SO944214

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.8BR

Mapcode Global: VH947.VQF2

Plus Code: 9C3VVWR9+P2

Entry Name: Lewesham House and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475957

Location: Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Park

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/22/865 (South side)
05/05/72 No.66
Lewesham House and attached railings


Formerly known as: Bahama Villas SUFFOLK ROAD.
House and attached railings. c1820-34. Ashlar over brick with
concealed roof and stucco left end and ridge stacks,
wrought-iron area railings. Single-depth plan with full-height
service range to rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 4 first-floor windows, with
2nd and 4th windows in breakforwards. Ashlar detailing
includes ground-floor rustication to breakforwards, drawn into
voussoirs over windows; first-floor band; crowning
entablature. Ground floor has segmental-arched windows with
6/6 between 2/2 tripartite, arched sashes; first floor has 6/6
sashes; all in plain reveals and with sills, those to first
floor have incised Greek key ornament to surrounds. Basement
has 8/8 sashes. Entrance to right, 6-fielded-panel door with
fanlight with radial glazing bars, architrave has fluted Doric
half-columns. Rear retains 6/6 sashes with margin-lights, 3/6
INTERIOR: retains original joinery and plasterwork including
panelled shutters to windows; inner hall with egg-and-dart
frieze and acanthus modillion cornice; mainly 6-panel doors
with panelled reveals and tooled architraves and fleurons to
angles; tooled architraves to windows; cornice and ceiling
friezes to main rooms; central ceiling rose; Regency fireplace
with circle motif to corners and iron grate; original roller
blind behind pelmet to first-floor, front room; staircase to
centre hall has stick balusters and wreathed handrail.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area balustrade has scrolled lozenge
balustrade in process of restoration at time of Review.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Suffolk Road shown on Merrett's 1834 Map as
Commercial Street.
(Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-).

Listing NGR: SO9441721480

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