The Priory / Keynsham Villa

14 Jun 2006
The Priory, 37 London Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6HA
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Keynsham Villa, 37 London Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6HA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SO9521NW LONDON ROAD 630-1/19/477 (South West side) 12/03/55 No.37 The Priory (Formerly Listed as: LONDON ROAD (South side) No.37 Keynsham Villa)


Villa, now offices. c1820-30 with later additions and alterations including range to rear c1980. Stucco over brick with hipped slate roof and iron window box. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 5 first-floor windows arranged 1:3:1, the central range projects. Stucco detailing includes Doric pilasters to ends and breakforward; tooled architraves to windows, those to ground floor and centre first-floor window, main range, are eared, otherwise those to first floor have shoulders and sills on feet; ground-floor central opening has segmental pediment on corbels, entrance at right has wide cornice with central pediment; first-floor windows have sills on feet. Plinth. Mainly 6/6 sashes, taller to ground floor, the central ground-floor opening is a 6-pane French window with divided overlight and margin-lights; to far left a 6/6 between 2/2 sash; entrance at far right a 6-fielded-panel door with side-lights and overlight with glazing bars. Main range has 2 tall end stacks and 1 rear stack with cornices. Rear has 6/6 sashes. INTERIOR: open-well staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail; panelled shutters to most windows; central drawing room has acanthus cornice and vine-leaf ceiling frieze, ceiling rose, marble fireplace with corbel brackets; most doors have fluted architraves, some embellished with anthemion and some with flowers to corners. Room to rear has similar acanthus cornice and vine ceiling frieze. Dining room to left has egg-and-dart cornice and floral ceiling frieze, rear door with margin-lights and coloured glass. Upper hall has embellished cornice. To first floor one marble Regency-type fireplace remains. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: to rear a ground-floor window box with floral motif. HISTORICAL NOTE: shown on Merrett's Map of 1834. (Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-).

Listing NGR: SO9546621860


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0914 IOE Records taken by Peter Harnwell; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Peter Harnwell. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Harnwell, Peter

Rights Holder: Harnwell, Peter


Brick, Slate, Stucco, Georgian Villa, Victorian Agriculture And Subsistence, Land Use Site, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Office, Unassigned, Building