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Latitude: 51.8887 / 51°53'19"N
Longitude: -2.09 / 2°5'23"W
OS Eastings: 393903
OS Northings: 221130
OS Grid: SO939211
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.DG2
Mapcode Global: VH947.QSGH
Plus Code: 9C3VVWQ6+F2
Entry Name: Oakfield
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388098
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476096
Location: Park, 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
Tagged with: Building
SO9321SE THE PARK
630-1/21/917 (North side)
14/12/83 Nos.93, 95 AND 97
(Formerly Listed as:
Villa, now flats. c1830-50. Stucco over brick with concealed
roof and left lateral stack; pergola to return.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basement, 3 first-floor windows.
Central breakforward. Stucco detailing includes plinth
surmounted by paired pilasters to ends and breakforward,
tooled architrave, frieze and cornice; windows in tooled
architraves, those to first floor have cornices, that to
centre on brackets. Central entrance, steps to double 4-panel
doors (with tooled panels), sidelights and overlight with
tooled architrave, within porch with pairs of Doric pillars,
architrave, frieze, cornice and pediment. Mainly 1/1 sashes,
that to centre, first floor is a tripartite window with
cambered head. Outer first-floor windows have balconies on
scroll brackets with pierced balustrades. Basement has 6/6
sashes. Crowning architrave and blocking course with copings.
Left return: 1:3 first-floor windows. Full-height bow with 6/6
sashes, those to first floor have tooled architraves and
floating cornices; shutters and blind boxes.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor outer windows have stucco
balconies with arcading. Bow to return has pergola with
scrolled uprights and frieze.
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, (1808-11) London.
A very good villa design, the 3-dimensional treatment pointing
the way to the increasing informality of mid-C19 design.
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 36,92; Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9390521129
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