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Latitude: 51.9003 / 51°54'1"N
Longitude: -2.0733 / 2°4'23"W
OS Eastings: 395055
OS Northings: 222420
OS Grid: SO950224
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.YF5
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.0HTL
Entry Name: 159 and 161, High Street
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104360
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474765
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: All Saints
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9522SW HIGH STREET
630-1/14/407 (North East side)
14/12/83 Nos.159 AND 161
2 shops with flats over. c1790-1800 with c1970s ground-floor
shop fronts. Stucco over brick with mansard mock roof and iron
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 7 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing
includes quoins to angles (above ground floor at right),
first-floor central window has tooled and eared surround with
shaped shoulders and pulvinated frieze with pediment; crowning
frieze, cornice and low parapet. First floor has tall 6/6
sashes; second floor has 3/3 sashes with sills, all in plain
reveals. Left end stacks, raised gables.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: 4 right-hand first-floor windows have
trellis window guards with central decorative panel, Chatwin
surmises these are noted by Fosbroke in 1798.
HISTORICAL NOTE: noted by George Rowe in his 1845 Guide as the
shops of Mr Forget, Basket Maker to Her Majesty and Mr Gibbon,
Chemist and Druggist to the Queen ( 'well known as a
manufacturer of ... Soda Water and Lemonade'. Rowe states,
'The handsome frontages of these two establishments may be
noticed as the first-fruits of Cheltenham improvements upon
the old-fashioned low-gabled houses; two or three specimens of
which yet remain'.
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 17; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide 1850:
Cheltenham: 1845-1969: 2).
Listing NGR: SO9506122421
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