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Oakley (Number 55) and Little Oakley (Number 57)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8852 / 51°53'6"N

Longitude: -2.0907 / 2°5'26"W

OS Eastings: 393850

OS Northings: 220747

OS Grid: SO938207

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.L8Q

Mapcode Global: VH947.QW24

Plus Code: 9C3VVWP5+3P

Entry Name: Oakley (Number 55) and Little Oakley (Number 57)

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476092

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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Listing Text


630-1/25/914 (South side)
14/12/83 Nos.55 AND 57
Oakley (No.55) and Little Oakley


Villa, now 2 dwellings. c1833-50 with later additions and
alterations including late C19 conservatory to left and C20
range to right. Stucco over brick with hipped slate roofs,
stucco stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows with range set back
to right of 2 storeys, 1 + 4 first-floor windows and further
C20 range to right. Main range (No 55): stucco detailing
includes horizontal rustication to ground floor drawn into
voussoirs over windows; moulded first-floor sill band, tooled
architraves to first floor windows. Steps to central entrance
a 3-panel door with sidelights and cambered overlight with
decorative glazing bars, within Doric porch with 2 pairs of
fluted columns, architrave, frieze with triglyphs and metopes,
cornice with guttae, blocking course. Ground floor has
tripartite windows, 6/6 between 2/2 sashes. First floor has
6/6 sashes. Wide eaves on brackets. Tall end stacks with
cornices. Range to right has flight of roll-edged steps to
off-centre left entrance a C20 6-panel door with sidelights
and overlight with margin glazing within porch with 2 pillars,
frieze, cornice and blocking course. Ground floor has 6/9
sashes, first floor has 6/6 sashes. Joining range has casement
windows. Crowning cornice and blocking course, raised to
centre, copings. Ridge and end stacks. Rear retains 6/6 and
2/2 sashes.
INTERIOR: drawing room has marble fireplace with panel showing
Leda and the Swan, plasterwork includes acanthus frieze and
grape frieze to front room; hall has egg-and-dart frieze with
acanthus modillions and fleurons. Open-well staircase has rod
and bobbin balusters with wreathed handrail.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Park had been laid out by 1833 by its
owner, Thomas Billings, as an oval tree-lined drive with a
central park which for a short period in the mid-C19 became a
zoological garden. In 1839 the development was bought by
architect Samuel Daukes who continued the building. One of the
principal developments influenced by White's and Nash's
schemes for Regent's Park (1809-11) London.
A similar Papworth-derived design to Nos 35 and 37 (qqv) The

(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 36,92; Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham:

Listing NGR: SO9385720744

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