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Latitude: 51.8857 / 51°53'8"N
Longitude: -2.0914 / 2°5'29"W
OS Eastings: 393802
OS Northings: 220794
OS Grid: SO938207
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.L32
Mapcode Global: VH947.PVPT
Entry Name: Chalfont House and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388096
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476094
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
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
SO9320NE THE PARK
630-1/25/916 (South West side)
Chalfont House and attached railings
Villa and attached railings. c1833-50. Stucco over brick with
hipped slate roof, stucco ridge stack and iron railings.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement, 5 first-floor windows
(2:2:1), the central 2-window range projects. Single-storey,
single-bay porch projects at ground floor to right, balanced
by similar projection to left. Stucco detailing includes
tooled architraves to windows, first-floor band surmounted by
pilaster strips, crowning cornice and blocking course to
projecting 2-window range. 6/6 sashes throughout. Entrance to
right, splayed flight of 6 roll-edged steps (the lower ones
curved) to 4-panel door within shallow Ionic porch with
pulvinated frieze and cornice. To left projecting a niche with
tooled surround. Raised ends to projecting range. Rear retains
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings to sides of steps have stick
balusters and wreathed handrail. Rear verandah (now glazed in)
has latticework balustrade.
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
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.
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9379920798
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