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Latitude: 51.9064 / 51°54'23"N
Longitude: -2.068 / 2°4'4"W
OS Eastings: 395421
OS Northings: 223099
OS Grid: SO954230
Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.D09
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.3BMW
Entry Name: Numbers 45 and 53 and Attached Area Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387470
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475433
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
Electoral Ward/Division: Pittville
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Holy Trinity
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9523SW PITTVILLE LAWN
630-1/6/665 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.45-53 (Odd)
and attached area railings
Terrace of 5 houses (now flats at left, No.45) and attached
area railings. c1836-7. Probably designed by John Forbes and
built by Thomas Millward, working directly for Pitt. Stucco
over brick with concealed roof, brick & stucco end, party-wall
& rear stacks; wrought- and iron balconies & railings.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 15 first-floor windows (3 per
house); centre and end houses break forwards. 2-storey,
single-bay service ranges to rear. Stucco detailing includes
continuous second-floor band; central breakforward has Doric
pilasters to ends and two 3/4 engaged Ionic columns between
windows, continuous crowning frieze, cornice and blocking
course with copings, raised to centre; 2/2 horizontal-pane
sashes and 6/6 sashes where original; all windows in plain
reveals and with sills; windows to breakforwards in shallow,
elliptically-arched recesses; 3 windows to 2nd. floor at left
and to ground and first floors of No.49 in tooled architraves;
blind boxes remain to some windows. Entrances to right:
flights of 5 roll-edged steps to 5- and 6-panel doors (some
part-glazed, and with lower flush panels), 3 to centre with
overlights, the outer 2 with elliptically-arched lights with
lozenge-shaped glazing bars. Rear: 2/2 horizontal-pane and 6/6
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: ironwork to No.49 by William Montague and
Charles Church, ironmasters of Gloucester; continuous
balconies have double lozenge motif. Area railings and to
sides of steps have flattened spearheads.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Built as part of the development of this area
undertaken for Joseph Pitt in 1825-42, the general layout
being designed by the architect John Forbes. A similar design
to Nos 29-37 (odd) (qv) and Nos 59-67 (odd) (qv) Pittville
Lawn; originally known as The Central Carriage Drive, the name
Pittville Lawn was first given to the terraces now forming Nos
29-37 (odd) (qv), 45-53 (odd) and 59-67 (odd) (qv).
All the listed buildings along Pittville Lawn form a
distinguished architectural group.
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824 - 1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 14,70-71;
The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 151).
Listing NGR: SO9542723084
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