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Madame Wrights Ormond Terrace

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.899 / 51°53'56"N

Longitude: -2.0766 / 2°4'35"W

OS Eastings: 394828

OS Northings: 222281

OS Grid: SO948222

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.XGW

Mapcode Global: VH947.YJKK

Plus Code: 9C3VVWXF+J9

Entry Name: Madame Wrights Ormond Terrace

Listing Date: 15 March 1995

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475342

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: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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630-1/13/604 (South West side)
15/03/95 No.1
Madame Wright's
(Formerly Listed as:
Madame Wright's)


Includes: Ormond Terrace No.1 REGENT STREET.
House, now shop. c1820-34 (shown as built on Merrett's Map of
1834) with later additions and alterations including raising
of the upper part to right and shop front of 1924-5.
Architects for alterations in 1924 were Healing and Overbury
of Cheltenham with shop front by Frederick Sage and Company of
London for Emily Cooper (nee Wright). Stucco over brick with
glazed shop front with metal glazing bars and coloured marble
surround; concealed roof with brick ridge stack to left part
and stuccoed stack to right end.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 8 first-floor windows. 6/6 sashes where
original, with 1/1 lugged sashes; the left windows are blind.
Crowning frieze and cornice. Shop front: 5 bays divided by
marble pilasters, on plinth and with frieze and cornice.
Central entrance, shop front has rounded glass brought in to
double, glazed doors; otherwise each section has a projecting
bay with curved glass, and frieze.
Left return has 3 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. 2/2
horizontal-pane sashes; first-floor band; entrance to left a
C20 door with overlight.
INTERIOR: to left part a dogleg staircase with stick balusters
and mahogany handrail. The shop part has oak panelling and
staircase with bulbous balusters and carved newel;
chimneypiece to left.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the original house faced Ormond Terrace,
Regent Street; it had 3 storeys, 3 first-floor windows and was
3 windows deep with a service wing, which was probably of 2
storeys, and raised to full height when the house was
purchased for Madame Wright's shop in 1924. The designers of
the shop front, Sage of London, had an international clientele
and Mrs Cooper (the proprietress) had seen their work in
Paris. The Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic in
1925 wrote, 'the new Shop .. adds greatly to the attractions
of Cheltenham'. It 'is one of the finest and most modern in
the West of England'.
Occupies an important corner site visually linking the

Promenade to Regent Street. The return forms a group with Nos
2, 3 and 4 Ormond Terrace (qv) and Nos 5-8 (consec) Ormond
Terrace (qv), Regent Street. This is a rare surviving example
of a fine 1920s shop front.
(Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham: 1834-; Cheltenham
Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 18 October 1924;
Cheltenham Chronicle & Gloucestershire Graphic, 6 June 1925).

Listing NGR: SO9482222283

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