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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1104372



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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 474800

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SO9422SE IMPERIAL SQUARE 630-1/13/419 (East side) 12/03/55 Nos.14-34 (Consecutive) and attached railings


Terrace of 21 houses and attached railings. c1834, shown as laid out on Merrett's Map of 1834. Builders: Robert Todd and William Prosser, probably to designs by John Forbes. Stucco over brick with concealed roof and iron area railings, window boxes and balconies. PLAN: double-depth plan with side staircase and with 3-lower-storey service range to rear. Houses are slightly stepped uphill with ramped entablature. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 3 windows per house. Stucco detailing includes horizontal rustication to ground floor surmounted by tall Doric pilasters through first- and second-floors between windows to every alternate house, architrave, frieze and cornice with blocking course; tooled architraves to first-floor windows, with cornices to centre windows to Nos 17, 19 and each following alternate house. Mainly 6/6 sashes (where original), taller to first floor, in plain reveals and with sills to ground and second floors. Basement has 8/8 sashes where original. Entrances to right and left, flights of roll-edged steps to 3-panel doors with overlights with glazing bars recessed in elliptically-arched openings; Nos 14 and 15 now share a central entrance. Left return has 3 first-floor windows: 6/6 sashes where original; stucco detailing continues from front facade. Rear: 6/6 and 8/8 sashes. INTERIOR: many retain original features including dogleg staircases with stick and rod-and-bobbin balusters and wreathed handrail. Embellished cornices with varied designs, varying in the level of embellishment. No.24 has ceiling frieze with grapes, egg-and-dart cornice to front ground-floor room, rear room has egg-and-dart frieze and cornice embellished with daisies; first floor has tulip frieze and deep cornice with daisies and further frieze with flowers, ceiling rose and shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings to sides of steps have embellished rods; area railings across fronts have X-motif; first-floor balustrade has Carron Company double-heart-and-anthemion motif. Ground floor window boxes to No.14. No.24 has gryphon boot scraper. (Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:

1975-1984: 38; Radford S: The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham 1800-1850: 1992-: 106-113).

Listing NGR: SO9476421977

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Chatwin, A, Cheltenhams Ornamental Ironwork, (1975-1984), 38
Radford, S, The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham 1880-1850, (1992), 106-113

National Grid Reference: SO 94764 21977


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