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A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.89 / 51°53'24"N

Longitude: -2.0742 / 2°4'26"W

OS Eastings: 394992

OS Northings: 221274

OS Grid: SO949212

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.JDH

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.0RBH

Plus Code: 9C3VVWRG+28

Entry Name: Southwood

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476135

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/23/941 (South side)
12/03/55 Southwood
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
College House)


Villa. Built before 1820 by R Varden, the architect and
landscape gardener. Stucco over brick with hipped slate roof,
3 tall gault brick stacks with cornices; and wrought-iron
verandah to garden facade.
EXTERIOR: front elevation has 2 storeys, 3 first-floor
windows. Stucco detailing includes 4 pilasters with sunk
panels to full height; ground-floor windows with tooled
round-arched recesses; cornice. Wide eaves. 6/6 sashes
throughout, taller to ground floor, in plain reveals and with
sills. Arched entrance with 4-panel, part-glazed double doors
and side-lights and fanlight with decorative radial glazing
bars, within porch with coupled Ionic columns and entablature.
Garden elevation has 2 storeys, 2:3:1:3:2 first-floor windows
including 2 bows to full height (the 3-window bays). Mainly
6/6 sashes throughout, those to bows curved on section, except
to left bow a central ground-floor 6-pane French window with
overlight; all with plain reveals and with sills. 2 octagonal,
glazed cupolas to roof.
INTERIOR: retains original joinery and plasterwork; fine
Adam-style mantel, enriched and with detached columns to
ground-floor; dogleg staircase to hall has embellished iron
balusters; doors have tooled architraves.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: ground-floor verandah to bows with
lead-enriched rails and trellis uprights, Greek key frieze.
HISTORICAL NOTE: known in the C19 as Lake House, and shown as
such on Merrett's Map of 1834. A graceful design in the
Regency manner.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 154; Chatwin A:
Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 25;
Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-).

Listing NGR: SO9499221274

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