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12 and 13, Montpellier Villas

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8923 / 51°53'32"N

Longitude: -2.0791 / 2°4'44"W

OS Eastings: 394655

OS Northings: 221525

OS Grid: SO946215

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.967

Mapcode Global: VH947.XP7R

Plus Code: 9C3VVWRC+W9

Entry Name: 12 and 13, Montpellier Villas

Listing Date: 19 August 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475306

Location: College, 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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630-1/18/569 (East side)
19/08/81 Nos.12 AND 13


Pair of houses, now house (left) and flats (right). c1824-8.
Architect probably John Forbes. Stucco over brick with
concealed roofs, stucco party-wall stacks and iron balcony and
window boxes.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 5 first-floor windows, with
full-height, single-window bay set back to right. End
breakforwards to main range. Stucco details include: blind
'window' to centre (shared between houses), that to first
floor with reeded frieze and cornice on console brackets;
second-floor sill band, crowning frieze and cornice with
blocking course. 8/8 sashes where original, in plain reveals
and with sills. Main range has end entrances, steps to 4-panel
doors (that to right C20, that to left part-glazed) in
recesses, that to left between pilasters. To right an outshut
to front at ground floor with C20 door. Basements have C20
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: individual window balconies to ground and
first floors at right has alternate rod and waving rod
balusters. Window guards to first floor at left have scroll
HISTORICAL NOTE: the street was originally known as
Montpellier Retreat. Forbes was architect and surveyor to the
Pittville Estate c1824-5.
(Blake S: 'The Unfortunate Mr Forbes': Cheltenham Local
History Society Journal: 1989-: 7-27).

Listing NGR: SO9466021529

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