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Latitude: 51.8962 / 51°53'46"N
Longitude: -2.0809 / 2°4'51"W
OS Eastings: 394531
OS Northings: 221968
OS Grid: SO945219
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.2QC
Mapcode Global: VH947.WL9Q
Entry Name: 1 to 6, Montpellier Avenue
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1245179
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474987
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9421NE MONTPELLIER AVENUE
630-1/18/520 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive)
Terrace of 6 shops with flats over. Numbered right to left,
described left to right. 1831-2 with later alterations. By RW
and C Jearrad. Stucco over brick with mansard slate roof,
brick and stucco party-wall stacks to right.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attics to mansard, 6 first-floor
windows (2 to No.1). End window-bays break forwards. First
floor has 3/6 and 6/6 sashes in plain reveals and with tooled
architraves, the outer windows also with cornice on consoles.
Ground floor retains Corinthian pilasters surmounted by
continuous frieze and dentil cornice; entrances are double,
part-glazed doors with overlights; shop-fronts mainly have 2-
and 3-light round-headed windows with slender pilasters
between, except at left there are panelled pilasters and
rectangular lights. Surmounting balustrade with bulbous
balusters (missing at left). Attics have 2/2 sashes to roof
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: in his Guide to Cheltenham, written in 1845
but published in 1850, George Rowe noted, 'The handsome shops
in Montpellier Avenue' and his Guide reveals these as occupied
by (left to right): Mr Bray, Tailor; Mr Stroud, Boots and
Shoes; next but one is Mr Woodward, Fishmonger, Poulterer,
Dealer in Game and Wild Fowl; Gardner and Co, General Tea
Dealers and Grocers.
This terrace belongs to the first stage of the Montpellier
shopping development. A similar design to Montpellier Arcade
(Country Life 16.1.1926; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide:
Cheltenham: 1850-1969: 11,24-25; Blake S: 'The Building of the
Montpellier Shops': Cheltenham Local History Society Journal:
Listing NGR: SO9453821977
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