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Numbers 1 to 9 with Attached Railings and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386750

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474148

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

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

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO9522SW BERKELEY PLACE
630-1/14/202 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.1-9 (Odd)
with attached railings and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
BERKELEY ROAD
(North side)
Nos.1-9 (Odd))

GV II

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
gates.
PLAN: double-depth plan with full-height service range to
rear.
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
(qv).
(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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