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Latitude: 51.8963 / 51°53'46"N
Longitude: -2.0674 / 2°4'2"W
OS Eastings: 395457
OS Northings: 221969
OS Grid: SO954219
Mapcode National: GBR 2MC.04T
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.3LWP
Entry Name: Numbers 18 to 24 Priory Parade and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1104398
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474886
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
Electoral Ward/Division: All Saints
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham St Luke and St John
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9521NW LONDON ROAD
630-1/19/471 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.18-24 (Even)
Priory Parade and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Terrace of 4 houses, now house to left and flats, and attached
railings. c1820-30. Ashlar over brick with concealed mansard
roof and brick party-wall stacks; wrought- and iron verandahs,
balcony and area railings.
PLAN: double-depth plan with side stairhalls and service wings
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with basement, 12 first-floor windows, 3
per house. Rusticated ground floor with voussoirs over
openings, first- and second-floor bands, crowning frieze and
cornice. 6/6 sashes where original (to second floor),
otherwise mainly 1/1 sashes, those to ground floor have
cambered heads, all in plain reveals. Alternate left and right
entrances: flights of roll-edged steps to 5-panel doors with
Greek key motif to frieze and fanlights, that to No.20 has
batwing and circle glazing. Left return has a 6/6 sash per
floor, otherwise blind openings, floor bands.
INTERIOR: noted as retaining original joinery including
panelled shutters to most windows and tooled architraves; Nos
18 and 20 have moulded cornices and ceiling friezes; some
narrow-open-well staircases with stick balusters and wreathed
handrails, otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first floor has Carron Company
double-heart-and-anthemion motif balcony to left (No.18) and
to other 3 verandahs. Similar area railings, and to sides of
steps, but with lancet railings at left and right ends with
urn finials to stanchions.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the terrace appears on Merrett's Map of 1834,
but not on the 1820 Post Office Map.
A distinguished terrace in the Palladian tradition,
particularly notable for the iron balconies and balconies. The
terrace is set on rising ground a little above London Road, an
important approach to Cheltenham
(Radford S: The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham 1800-1850:
1992-: 99-105; Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9545021977
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