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Latitude: 51.8971 / 51°53'49"N
Longitude: -2.0689 / 2°4'7"W
OS Eastings: 395358
OS Northings: 222067
OS Grid: SO953220
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.5R4
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.3L40
Entry Name: Numbers 1 to 9 with Attached Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386750
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474148
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
SO9522SW BERKELEY PLACE
630-1/14/202 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.1-9 (Odd)
with attached railings and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
Terrace of 5 houses, some now flats, with attached railings
and gates. Numbered right to left, described left to right.
c1810-20, on 1820 Post Office map, but not on Mitchell's Map
of 1810; with later additions and alterations (including
extensions to service wings at rear). Brick with ashlar facade
and slate double-pitch roof with stucco party-wall stacks,
wrought- and iron verandahs, window guards, railings and
PLAN: double-depth plan with full-height service range to
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys with basement, 15 first-floor window range
(3 per house). Ends break forward slightly. Rusticated ground
floor drawn into voussoirs over entrances and windows, centre
house has vermiculated rustication; floor bands; frieze,
cornice and blocking course. First floor: tall 6/6 sashes
where original otherwise 6-pane French windows with divided
overlights, those to No. 1 with margin-lights; and 1/1 sashes
(all in original openings). Second floor: 6/6 sashes with
sills throughout. Third floor: 3/3 sashes with sills
throughout. Ground floor: 2/2 and 1/1 sashes. Basement has
mainly 8/8 sashes. All windows in plain reveals. Entrances to
right, 4- and 6-panel doors with fanlights, where original
having batwing-and-circle motif glazing bars (Nos 1 and 3);
entrance to No.9 to left return: solid porch has paired Ionic
columns, 6-fielded-panel door between pilaster strips, with
frieze and overlight with decorative glazing bars, pulvinated
frieze, modillion cornice and blocking course. Inscribed
'BERKELEY PLACE' to second-floor band at right. Left return,
main range has 4 first-floor windows, mainly blind openings
with sills, two C20 windows. Right return plain. Rear has
mainly 6/6 sashes where original.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor verandah to each house has
rod-and-concentric-circle motif to balustrade and scroll motif
to uprights, openwork frieze and tent roofs. Centre house has
individual window guards to third-floor windows. Some
ground-floor window boxes. Spearhead railings to sides of
entrances and to area with gates to basements, stanchions have
urn finials. Entrance porch to No.9 surmounted by balustrade
with concentric circle motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Berkeley family were prominent landowners
and powerful families in Cheltenham, providing the Liberal MP
for 60 years during the C19.
Originally the houses had formal gardens in front, these now
form a public space. This is a substantial terrace retaining
much of its original appearance, well set back from London
Road, one of the main routes into Cheltenham, and forms an
architectural unit with Nos 11 and 15-21 (odd), Berkeley Place
(Radford S: The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham 1800-1850:
1992-: 34-39; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide 1850:
Cheltenham: 1845-1969: 72).
Listing NGR: SO9534922077
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