History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Chalfont House and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476094

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


630-1/25/916 (South West side)
05/05/72 No.61
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
6/6 sashes.
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:
1993-: 36,92).

Listing NGR: SO9379920798

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.