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Latitude: 51.8934 / 51°53'36"N
Longitude: -2.0786 / 2°4'43"W
OS Eastings: 394685
OS Northings: 221652
OS Grid: SO946216
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.993
Mapcode Global: VH947.XNGW
Entry Name: Number 81 and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387337
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475292
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: College
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
SO 9421 NE CHELTENHAM MONTPELLIER TERRACE
No.81 and attached railings
House and attached railings. c1825. Probably by J B Papworth. Stucco over ashlar and brick with slate roof and stucco end stacks. Central hallway plan with 2 full-height ranges to rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 3 first-floor windows. Second-floor moulded string-course. First floor has 6/6 sashes; second floor has 3/3 sashes; ground floor has outer tripartite windows with 6/6 between 2/2 sashes segmental-arched recesses above; basement has 8/8 sashes and 3/3 sashes; all in plain reveals and with sills. Central entrance consists of 4-panel double doors in solid Ionic porch with overlight and margin-lights; crowning cornice and low parapet. Rear has tripartite bow with 6/6 between 2/2 sashes, with pilasters between and cornice; some 6/6 sashes. Arches to either side giving access to rear abut Nos 79 (qv) and 83 (qv). Rear retains 6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: retains original joinery including fielded panelled shutters. Reputed to retain numerous original features including dog-leg staircase with stick balusters and wreathed handrail; embellished cornices to ground-floor rooms; some marble fireplaces.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings abut at left side with lancet bars and dogbars. HISTORICAL NOTE: this is the least altered of only 4 remaining villas following Papworth's prototypical design in the Montpellier area. It occupies an important site, forming a visual stop to Montpellier Drive.
SOURCES: Verey, D; The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire- The Vale and the Forest of Dean (London 1970).
Listing NGR: SO9468521650
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