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Numbers 2 to 8 and Ormond House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8949 / 51°53'41"N

Longitude: -2.0831 / 2°4'58"W

OS Eastings: 394381

OS Northings: 221816

OS Grid: SO943218

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.26D

Mapcode Global: VH947.VM4R

Plus Code: 9C3VVWV8+WQ

Entry Name: Numbers 2 to 8 and Ormond House

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475028

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/17/542 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.2-8 (Consecutive)
and Ormond House
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Nos.2-7 (Consecutive))
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
and Ormond House)


Terrace of houses and shops originally, now shops, restaurants
and inn. c1825-6 by JB Papworth, for Pearson Thompson, with
later C19 refronting to Montpellier Street facade. Stucco over
brick with slate roofs, brick party-wall stacks; iron
balconies and porches.
EXTERIOR: the rear (east) facade to Montpellier Exchange
retains its original appearance: 2 storeys with attic and
extended ground-floor range to right, 12 first-floor windows.
With single-storey range extending at right (east) adjoining
Montpellier Rotunda (qv). First-floor band at left. To 6th and
7th window-bays are rounded angles. Most ground-floor windows
in wider and taller round-arched recesses. 6/6 sashes where
original in plain reveals and with sills; the 6th first-floor
window is curved on plan. Originally central entrances,
panelled, part-glazed doors with fanlights. Extended east
range has plate-glass windows and crowning cornice and
balustrade surmounted by roof dormers.
Facade to Montpellier Street: 2 storeys, 3:5:1:1:4 first-floor
windows. 8-window range to left (east) is taller and forms an
architectural unit with, from first floor: 1/1 horned sashes
with cambered heads and moulded impost band; continuous
cornice on moulded corbel brackets; low, coped parapet with
raised opshots to ends, party-wall and centre of west part;
ground floors have 2 shop fronts with plate-glass windows and
central entrances, that to left (east) has cornice on corbel
brackets, that to west has outer columnettes, wide frieze and
raised open segmental 'pediment' on corbel brackets. Otherwise
6/6 sashes where original to first floor and glazed shop
fronts with frieze and cornice on console brackets.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: individual balcony to No.6 has rod and
star motif, with lattice frieze. Others have rod and flower
motif with scroll friezes.
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally known as Ormond Villas. Of
principal note for the east-facing facade by Papworth,
providing a suitable and complimentary foil to Montpellier
Rotunda and Pump Room, Montpellier Walk (qv).
No.8 and Ormond House were added to the list 5.5.72.
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 23,30; Blake S: 'The Building of the Montpellier
Shops': Cheltenham Local History Society Journal: 1984-).

Listing NGR: SO9438021812

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