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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: 1104373



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: 474801

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SO9422SE IMPERIAL SQUARE 630-1/13/420 (North side) 12/03/55 Belgrave House with attached railings and pier


Boarding house, now restaurant with attached railings and pier. c1820-34. Stucco over brick with concealed roof with iron railings and window box; renewed ashlar pier. PLAN: central hallway with curved rooms to right; irregular entrance facade. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, on basement, 2 first-floor windows, with one-and-a-half storey outshut added to right. Stucco detailing includes paired Ionic pilasters to right end; first-floor band; continuous crowning architrave with blocking course, raised to centre as feature with 2 stacks. Entrance: flight of horseshoe steps to off-centre left entrance in tetrastyle Ionic porch with entablature and solid balcony over; double 6-panel doors, overlight has margin glazing with coloured glass; left return of porch has 4/4 sash. First floor has 8/8 sash above porch and 6/6 sash to right. Entrance to basement to left of porch. Right return has full-height bow with central breakforward. Ground floor has tripartite 6/6 between 2/2 sash; 6/6 first-floor sash; 8/8 basement sash; all curved on section. INTERIOR: retains many original features including plasterwork and joinery: ground floor has deep acanthus frieze with scroll motif to ceiling and central rose; egg-and-dart cornices; dogleg staircase with rod and bobbin balusters and wreathed handrail with embellished tread ends, to first floor the staircase has run-out handrail with lion's paw to foot; 4-panel doors; hallway has Coalbrookdale tile floor. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spearhead railings abut at right with gate to forecourt with renewed rusticated pier with pineapple finial to return. Further spearhead railings to sides of steps and panelled balustrade with lozenge scrolls. Ground-floor window box to bow has scrolls. HISTORICAL NOTE: villa shown on Merrett's Map of 1834, indicating that this was originally a single build with Nos 108-118 Promenade (qv) with which it forms a good group. Rowe in his Guide to Cheltenham (written in 1845 but published in 1850) refers to this building as `Mesdames Haydon and Shaw's Boarding House', noting, `the internal accommodations are on the best scale'. (Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-; Rowe G:

Illustrated Cheltenham Guide: Cheltenham: 1850-1969: 19 (ILLUS)).

Listing NGR: SO9472922147

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Merrett, H S , Plan of the Town of Cheltenham, (1834)
Rowe, G, Illustrated Cheltenham Guide 1850-196919

National Grid Reference: SO 94728 22152


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