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159 and 161, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VWW2G+4M

Entry Name: 159 and 161, High Street

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474765

Location: All Saints, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

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

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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
window guards.
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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