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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387358
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475314
Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
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
Tagged with: Building
SO9421NE MONTPELLIER VILLAS
630-1/18/577 (West side)
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
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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