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Latitude: 51.8929 / 51°53'34"N
Longitude: -2.0787 / 2°4'43"W
OS Eastings: 394678
OS Northings: 221593
OS Grid: SO946215
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.986
Mapcode Global: VH947.XPF9
Entry Name: Numbers 4 and 5 and Attached Walls
Listing Date: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387346
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475302
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
SO9421NE MONTPELLIER VILLAS
630-1/18/565 (East side)
Nos.4 AND 5
and attached walls
Pair of semi-detached houses and walls to sides. Designed 1824
by John Forbes, shown as built on Merrett's Map of 1834.
Stucco (probably originally ashlar) over brick with concealed
roof and stucco party-wall stack; ashlar wall at right; iron
porch to right and window box to left.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 4 first-floor windows. Stucco
detailing includes plinth, first-floor band, crowning frieze
and cornice with central raised panel, copings. 6/6 sashes
where original, in plain reveals and with sills. End
entrances: 4-panel doors, that to left part-glazed, with
overlights. Wall to sides have shaped cornice and doors to
INTERIOR: noted as having original joinery including shutters
visible to right.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: house to right (No.5) has tent porch with
double scrolls. Window box to ground floor at right has
X-motif. Wall to right abuts No.6 (qv)
HISTORICAL NOTE: Montpellier Villas was originally known as
Montpellier Retreat. Forbes was architect and surveyor to the
Pittville Estate, 1835-6.
Forms a group with Nos 1, 2 and 3 (The Beehive Hotel) and Nos
6 and 7 (qv) and 8 and 9 (qv).
(Blake S: 'The Unfortunate Mr Forbes': Cheltenham Local
History Society Journal: 1989-: 7-27; Merrett HS: Plan of the
Town of Cheltenham: 1834-).
Listing NGR: SO9468221597
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