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Latitude: 51.8942 / 51°53'39"N
Longitude: -2.0752 / 2°4'30"W
OS Eastings: 394918
OS Northings: 221742
OS Grid: SO949217
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.B4F
Mapcode Global: VH947.ZN88
Entry Name: Numbers 114 to 124 and Attached Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386720
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474116
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53
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
SO9421NE BATH ROAD
630-1/18/175 (South East side)
12/03/55 Nos.114-124 (Even)
and attached railings and gates
Terrace of 3 pairs of houses with attached area railings and
gates throughout. c1820-23. Painted stucco over brick with
slate roofs, those to Nos 114 and 116 are mansard roofs,
stucco end and party-wall stacks; wrought-iron window guards
and iron railings and gates.
PLAN: double depth plan with entrances in lower linking blocks
forming a row of quasi semi-detached houses.
EXTERIOR: Three-storeys with attics and basements, 12
first-floor window range (2 per house), with pairs divided by
3-lower-storey, single-window recessed entrance bays. Stucco
detailing includes: rusticated ground floor, first-floor band,
first-floor window architraves with frieze and cornice;
crowning frieze, cornice and low parapet with panelled piers
at ends. First floor: full-height sashes, mainly 6/6, taller
to first floor. Second floor: 3/6 sashes with sills
throughout. Ground floor: 6/6 sashes where original, otherwise
1/1 sashes. Entrance bays have mainly 3/3 sashes. Basements
have 3/6 sashes. All windows in plain reveals. Attic dormers
concealed behind parapet. Entrances: 3 roll-edged steps to
6-fielded-panel doors (some double doors, some part-glazed)
those to central blocks have overlights and between entrances
are panelled square columns with foliate caps, 3 retain dentil
frieze, all with cornice and panelled parapet, surmounting urn
to Nos 120 and 122; entrance to left end has fanlight, in
tooled surround, that to right end has overlight, within
round-arched recess. Attics: roof dormers to Nos 114 and 116,
otherwise to gables. Rear: elevations have floor bands and
mainly 6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: No.118 includes embellished cornices and shutters,
otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: blind boxes to ground floor, Nos 118 and
120; individual balconies to first-floor windows with
anthemion motif. Railings to sides of steps and to areas with
gates to basement steps: Gothic-arched to Nos 122 and 124,
otherwise with alternate lozenge and waved bars; anthemion
finials to stanchions.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Admiral and Midshipman Boyes (VC hero at age
of 18) lived here in No.118. Originally known as Paragon
Buildings, it included Nos 114-136. Trollope lived at a house
in the terrace for a year.
An impressive terrace composition, retaining its piers (qv).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 32; Sampson A & Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion:
Cheltenham: 1993-: 91).
Listing NGR: SO9491821742
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