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Latitude: 51.8918 / 51°53'30"N
Longitude: -2.0793 / 2°4'45"W
OS Eastings: 394636
OS Northings: 221474
OS Grid: SO946214
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.946
Mapcode Global: VH947.XQ33
Entry Name: Numbers 17a 18 and 19 with Attached Area Railings
Listing Date: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387352
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475308
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
SO9421SE MONTPELLIER VILLAS
630-1/23/571 (East side)
Nos.17A, 18 AND 19
with attached area railings
Terrace of 3 villas and attached railings. c1824-8 with later
alterations. Probably by John Forbes. Stucco over brick with
mansard slate roof at left and centre, otherwise concealed and
stuccoed party-wall stacks; iron railings.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 6 first-floor windows. The
first and 4th and 5th window-bays break forwards. Stucco
detailings include first-floor sill band; crowning frieze and
cornice with low, coped parapet. 6/6 and 1/1 horned sashes
where original, all in plain reveals; those to ground floor
are taller and the 5th is in wider and taller segmental-arched
recesses. Entrances to first and fourth bays and at right:
6-panel doors with overlights.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: arrowhead area railings.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the street was known originally as
Montpellier Retreat. John 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: SO9463721468
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