DOURO HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS WITH ATTACHED WALL AND GATE PIER TO RIGHT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104282
Date first listed:
12-Mar-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
26-Nov-1998
Statutory Address:
DOURO HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS WITH ATTACHED WALL AND GATE PIER TO RIGHT, 6, DOURO ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
DOURO HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS WITH ATTACHED WALL AND GATE PIER TO RIGHT, 6, DOURO ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cheltenham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 93998 21963

Details

CHELTENHAM

SO9321NE DOURO ROAD 630-1/16/304 (East side) 12/03/55 No.6 Douro House and attached railings with attached wall and gate pier to right (Formerly Listed as: DOURO ROAD Nos.1-6 Douro Lodge)

GV II

Villa with attached railings, and wall and pier to right. c1840-50. Architects probably RW and C Jearrad. Ashlar over brick with stucco to rear, hipped slate roof has 2 tall roof stacks with cornices and iron railings and verandah; stucco wall and ashlar pier. Square on plan, double depth with central hallway and single bay to rear. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement and with attics, 3 first-floor windows. Ashlar detailing includes quoins to angles; continuous ground-floor balcony to garden facade and individual ground-floor balconies to entrance facade with bulbous balusters and shaped copings on plinths; tooled architraves to windows, eared to first floor, those to ground floor have cornices on consoles; moulded first-floor sill band; frieze, cornice. Entrance, flight of steps to solid porch to right return has paired Ionic pilasters, round-arched openings with moulded surround with keystone and with pilasters, round-arched windows with keystones and imposts to sides, frieze, architrave and dentil cornice. Within a 4-panel door with stained glass with fanlight in tooled surround with keystone. 1/1 sashes throughout, those to ground floor, entrance facade are tripartite with narrow 1/1 side sashes. Wide eaves on brackets. Attics: dormers break roofline to garden front, otherwise roof dormers with 3/3 sashes and broken-pedimented gables. Rear has round-arched staircase window with painted glass. First-floor windows to garden facade have blind boxes. INTERIOR: retains original features including tiled floor to hall and heavily embellished cornice with scrolls and cherubs; 2 roundels probably after Thorwaldsen; full-height open-well staircase has wreathed handrail; otherwise not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings to sides of steps have stick balusters. Continuous ground-floor verandah to garden front has scroll motif to uprights and openwork frieze. Wall at



right approx 3.5m long x 1.5m high. Pier to end has shaft with carved panel and shaped cap. Forms a group with No.1 (Douro Lodge) (qv), Nos 2 and 3 (qv), and Nos 4 and 5 (qv), Douro Road, of overall Classical design with Italianate touches to the roof and dormers. The symmetrical design consists of 2 pairs of semi-detached villas between detached villas.





Listing NGR: SO9400221962

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
474598
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Jan 2001
Reference: IOE01/03013/04
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