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Numbers 59 to 67 and Attached Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Pittville, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.907 / 51°54'25"N

Longitude: -2.0677 / 2°4'3"W

OS Eastings: 395438

OS Northings: 223164

OS Grid: SO954231

Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.D28

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.3BRF

Plus Code: 9C3VWW4J+QW

Entry Name: Numbers 59 to 67 and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475435

Location: Pittville, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

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

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Listing Text


630-1/6/667 (East side)
12/03/55 Nos.59-67 (Odd)
and attached area railings


Terrace of 5 houses and attached area railings. 1836-8.
Architect John Forbes. Stucco over brick with concealed roof,
brick and stucco end and party-wall stacks; iron railings and
balcony. Double depth plan with right side hallways and
service ranges to rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 15 first-floor windows (3 per
house) of which the ends and centre break forwards. Stucco
detailing includes second-floor band interrupted to central
breakforward by Doric pilasters to ends and 3/4 engaged Ionic
columns between windows, crowning architrave, frieze and, to
breakforwards, cornice, with continuous blocking course and
copings. 6/6 sashes where original, those to ground-floor
breakforwards in elliptically-arched taller and wider
recesses; several blind boxes remain; basements have 8/8
sashes where original; all in plain reveals and with sills.
Entrances to right: flights of roll-edged steps to 3- and
4-panel doors (upper panels raised and fielded, lower panels
flush) with sidelights and overlights with lattice glazing
bars and margin-lights. Rear retains 6/6 sashes.
INTERIOR: noted as retaining original features, including
marble fireplace to No.63, and plasterwork.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: continuous balconies have double lozenge
motif. Arrowhead area railings and to sides of steps with urn
finials to stanchions.
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. Like Nos 45-53
(qv), Nos 59-67 were designed as a faithful copy of Nos 29-37
(qv) by John Forbes, Pitt's principal architect. The
purchasers of terraced houses in Pittville were required to
adhere to the elevations approved and signed by Pitt and his
architect and surveyor. Owners of villas were allowed more
freedom of design although they were still subject to
approval. No.59 completed by Montague and Church, ironmasters
of Worcester.
All the listed buildings along Pittville Lawn form a
distinguished architectural group.
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 71-72;
Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:

1975-1984: 43; The Buildings of England: Verey D:
Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean: London:
1970-: 152).

Listing NGR: SO9544423153

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