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Numbers 47 to 55 Including Playhouse Theatre (Numbers 49-53) playhouse Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8968 / 51°53'48"N

Longitude: -2.0741 / 2°4'26"W

OS Eastings: 394997

OS Northings: 222028

OS Grid: SO949220

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.4FD

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.0LC9

Entry Name: Numbers 47 to 55 Including Playhouse Theatre (Numbers 49-53) playhouse Theatre

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386700

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474096

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

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

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9422SE BATH ROAD
630-1/13/154 (North West side)
12/03/55 Nos.47-55 (Odd)
including Playhouse Theatre
(Nos.49-53)
(Formerly Listed as:
BATH ROAD
Nos.47-53 (Odd)
(Montpellier Slipper Baths and Civic
Playhouse) and No.55)

GV II

Includes: Playhouse Theatre ORIEL ROAD.
Originally Montpellier Baths, now playhouse, and corner shop
with house. c1800-1810 with later additions and alterations.
Baths built for Henry Thompson, altered 1869 for Edward
Holmes.
EXTERIOR: main range: single storey with 3 Doric entrances and
10 window-range; with shop to left of 2-low storeys, 1+2
first-floor windows and range to right of 3 storeys, 1
first-floor window. Entrances have double doors and are
recessed with 2 Doric columns and pilasters in antis, with
panelled pilasters to either side surmounted by frieze
(missing except to left), continuous cornice and low parapet
with crowning central upshot with acroteria and central coat
of arms. Central 3 windows (now blocked) have tooled
architraves, 6/6 sashes where original, otherwise blocked or
part-blocked, all in plain reveals. Range to right has 6/6
sashes to ground and first floors and 3/3 sash to second
floor, all in plain reveals; continuous sill bands to first
and second floors; entrance at left a 4-panel door. Crowning
blocking course and copings, gable end ramps upwards to stack
at right. Range to left has pilaster strips between windows
and first-floor band; plate glass shop window to left; blind
opening and replacement to first floor. Entrance to angle a
plate glass door with blind window above.
Left return: 2-storeys, 5 first-floor windows. Plinth. 2/2
horizontal-pane sashes with lugs in plain reveals and with
sills; central entrance a 6-panel door with fanlight and
tooled arch on consoles. Further opening a segmental-arched
carriage opening with double plank doors.
INTERIOR: 1983 List notes inscription: 'Laboratory for the
real Cheltenham Salts', no longer visible. Otherwise not
inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Henry Thompson built Hygeia House, now


Vittoria House, Vittoria Walk (qv) for his own occupation, in
which he started the original Montpellier Spa.
A remarkably early and complete example of its type.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 144).

Listing NGR: SO9500422043

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