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Numbers 4 and 5 and Attached Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VVWVC+4G

Entry Name: Numbers 4 and 5 and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475302

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

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

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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
rear garden.
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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