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Latitude: 51.8918 / 51°53'30"N
Longitude: -2.0797 / 2°4'46"W
OS Eastings: 394612
OS Northings: 221475
OS Grid: SO946214
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.90X
Mapcode Global: VH947.WQX3
Entry Name: 22 and 23, Montpellier Villas
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387354
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475310
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
630-1/23/573 (West side)
05/05/72 Nos.22 AND 23
Pair of terraced houses. c1824-28. Architect possibly John
Forbes. Stucco over brick with concealed roof, brick end
stacks and iron balcony and porch.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 3 first-floor windows (1:2). 6/6 sashes
in plain reveals and with sills. Paired entrances, renewed
6-panel door to left and 3-panel door to right, with
overlights. Crowning cornice and blocking course with copings.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor balcony to left has central
panel with scrolled quatrefoil motif between panels of ovals
and with X-motif to returns. Shared porch has scrolls to
uprights and frieze, tent roof.
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally known as Montpellier Retreat, many
of the houses were probably designed by Forbes, who became
architect and surveyor to the Pittville Estate c1835-6.
(Blake S: 'The Unfortunate Mr Forbes': Cheltenham Local
History Society Journal: 1989-: 7-27).
Listing NGR: SO9460921474
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