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37, Montpellier Villas

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8929 / 51°53'34"N

Longitude: -2.0791 / 2°4'44"W

OS Eastings: 394651

OS Northings: 221592

OS Grid: SO946215

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.94X

Mapcode Global: VH947.XP69

Plus Code: 9C3VVWVC+49

Entry Name: 37, Montpellier Villas

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387358

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475314

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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630-1/18/577 (West side)
14/12/83 No.37


House. c1824-8. Probably designed by John Forbes. Stucco over
brick with slate roof and iron porch and window box.
Double-depth plan with entrance and stairwell to right.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 2 first-floor windows.
Stucco detailing includes second-floor band; crowning moulded
string, frieze and cornice. First floor has 6/6 sashes; second
floor has 3/3 sashes; ground floor has 8/8 sash; basement has
6/6 sash; all in plain reveals and with sills. Entrance to
right a 6-fielded-panel door in fluted jambs. Rear: 9/6
staircase sash.
INTERIOR: retains substantial original features including 2
marble fireplaces (to ground and first floors) with roundels
to corners; original joinery including panelled shutters and
6-panel doors; dogleg staircase with stick balusters.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: porch has heart-and-scroll motif to left
side and round arch with scroll frieze. Ground-floor window
box has flower and scroll motif.
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally known as Montpellier Retreat, most
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: SO9464921593

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