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Numbers 11 and 15 to 21 and Attached Railings and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8974 / 51°53'50"N

Longitude: -2.0694 / 2°4'9"W

OS Eastings: 395318

OS Northings: 222095

OS Grid: SO953220

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.5LN

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.2KTT

Entry Name: Numbers 11 and 15 to 21 and Attached Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386751

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474149

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
630-1/14/203 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.11 AND 15-21 (Odd)
and attached railings and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
BERKELEY ROAD
(North side)
Nos.11-21 (Odd))

GV II

Terrace of 5 houses, now offices and flats, with attached
railings and gates. c1810-20, on the Post Office Map of 1820,
but not on Mitchell's Map of 1810; with later additions and
alterations. Ashlar over brick with slate roof and stucco
party-wall stacks, wrought- and iron verandah and balconies,
railings and gates. Double depth plan with full-height service
wings to rear.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys with basements, 18 first-floor window
range (3 per house). Rusticated ground floor, drawn into
voussoirs over doors and windows; floor bands; crowning frieze
and cornice. First floor: tall 6/6 sashes where original,
otherwise 1/1; second floor: mainly 6/6 sashes as original
except to right are 1/1, all with sills; third floor: 3/3
sashes with sills throughout; ground floor: 6/6 sashes where
original, otherwise 1/1; basement has 6/6 sashes; all in plain
reveals and with sills. Entrances to right: round-arched
openings with 6-fielded-panel doors, fluted frieze and
fanlights, that to No.21 retains batwing-and-circle motif;
further entrance (to No.11) to right return: 6-fielded-panel
double doors with fanlight in solid porch with paired Doric
pilasters. Right return has 4 first-floor window range, ramped
down to 5th window in service range: five 6/6 sashes
altogether with a 6/1 and 3/3 sash, otherwise blind openings.
Rear has 6/6 sashes where original; No.17 has full-height bow.
Left return has 'BERKELEY STREET' inscribed to first floor
band.
INTERIOR: No.11 has lobby with 6-panel, part-glazed door with
fluted architrave and sidelights which continue round as wide
overlight with beading; narrow-open-well staircase has stick
balusters with panels of scrolled wrought-ironwork and
wreathed handrail; No.21 has similar part-glazed door to
lobby, sidelight and fanlight with decorative glazing bars;
original joinery includes shutters to some windows; otherwise
not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: continuous balcony to each house, except


to right a verandah, all with concentric circle motifs,
verandah has frieze and tent roof. Spearhead railings across
front and to sides of entrances, with similar gates to
basements, the stanchions have urn finials; railings at No.21
supplied by William Churchill: urns marked with a 4 leaf
clover. Some bootscrapers.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Berkeley family were prominent landowners
and a powerful family in Cheltenham during the C19, providing
the Liberal MP for 60 years.
Originally the houses had formal gardens in front, these now
form a public space. This is an early and substantial terrace
retaining much of its original appearance, well set back from
London Road, one of the main routes into Cheltenham, and
forming an architectural unit with Nos 1-9 (odd), Berkeley
Place (qv).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 54; Radford S: The Terraced Houses of Cheltenham
1800-1850: 1992-: 34-39; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide
1850: Cheltenham: 1845-1969: 72).

Listing NGR: SO9533022089

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