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Farnley Lodge (Ymca)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8961 / 51°53'46"N

Longitude: -2.0758 / 2°4'32"W

OS Eastings: 394878

OS Northings: 221954

OS Grid: SO948219

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.40G

Mapcode Global: VH947.YLYS

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWF+CM

Entry Name: Farnley Lodge (Ymca)

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388174

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476172

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

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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630-1/18/978 (East side)
05/05/72 Farnley Lodge (YMCA)


Villa, now club. c1824-28 with later additions and alterations
including range c1890s to rear. Probably by JB Paporth. Ashlar
over brick with concealed roof and end and off-centre right
stucco ridge stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Originally double
depth plan with central hallway. Centre recessed slightly.
Outer bays have first-floor bands. First floor has 6/6 sashes.
Ground floor has outer tripartite windows with replacement 1/1
sashes with segmental-arched recess above. All in plain
reveals and with sills; those to first floor have Venetian
blinds and blind boxes. Central entrance, C20 French windows.
Main entrance now in range at right.
INTERIOR: remodelled, but has retained much original joinery,
including panelled doors, and enriched plaster cornicing.
HISTORICAL NOTE: JB Papworth came to Cheltenham in 1824 at the
invitation of Dr Schoolbred, for whom he designed Rosehill
(since greatly altered). Farnley Lodge is significant in that
it shows close similarities with the Rosehill designs. Shown
and named on Merrett's Map of 1834. Verey notes 'a pleasant
detached tetrastyle Ionic portico', now missing.
Undergoing renovations and restorations at time of Review.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 144).

Listing NGR: SO9487321956

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