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Numbers 2 to 34 and Attached Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Pittville, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9052 / 51°54'18"N

Longitude: -2.0709 / 2°4'15"W

OS Eastings: 395219

OS Northings: 222961

OS Grid: SO952229

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.K79

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.2C1V

Plus Code: 9C3VWW4H+3J

Entry Name: Numbers 2 to 34 and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474605

Location: Pittville, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Pittville

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/6/310 (West side)
12/03/55 Nos.2-34 (Even)
and attached area railings


Terrace of 17 houses, now houses, flats and hotel, and
attached area railings (except to No.16). 1825-36. Built and
completed to designs of William Jay.
PLAN: entrances to right throughout. Nos 4 and 6, No.14 and
No.22 break forwards.
EXTERIOR: brick with stucco facades and slate roof, brick and
stucco party-wall stacks; iron balconies, verandahs, window
guards and railings. 3 storeys on basements, 17 x 3
first-floor windows; No.30 has attic. Stucco detailing
includes ground- and first-floor plat bands, moulded
second-floor band, full-height Tuscan pilasters between
windows to No.2, Ionic to No.4, pilaster strips to No.6;
stepped recessed panel to central windows of No 14; frieze,
cornice and blocking course. Mainly 6/6 sashes (where
original), some 2/2 horizontal-pane sashes, all in plain
reveals, those to ground and second floors have sills. Roof
dormer (to No.30) has casement window. Entrances: flights of
steps (roll-edged where original) to 4- and 6-fielded-panel
doors with sidelights and overlights. End returns have raised
parapets, ramped upwards. Rear: many 6/6 sashes. Right return
has blind openings. Right return has blind openings.
INTERIOR: retain original joinery including panelled shutters;
photographs taken in 1991 show No.12 as having embellished
acanthus cornice and foliate ceiling frieze, and egg-and-dart
pelmet, shutters; otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area railings (missing to No.16) with
alternate stick and ogeed trefoil heads and to sides of steps
and across fronts with anthemions to stanchions except to Nos
4 and 16. First-floor continuous verandahs to Nos 2, 10, 12,
14, 16, 18 and 24 have Carron Company
double-heart-and-anthemion motif balustrades and scrolled
uprights and openwork friezes; similar individual first-floor
window balconies to Nos 4, 6, 8, 20, 28 and 32; and similar
continuous first-floor balconies to Nos 30 and 34. No.8 has
window guards with anthemion motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: built as part of the development of this area
undertaken for Joseph Pitt in 1825-42.
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 6).

Listing NGR: SO9521922961

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