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Latitude: 51.906 / 51°54'21"N
Longitude: -2.0649 / 2°3'53"W
OS Eastings: 395628
OS Northings: 223055
OS Grid: SO956230
Mapcode National: GBR 2M5.DRG
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.5C66
Entry Name: Numbers 54 and 56 with Attached Walls and Piers and Attached Railings to Number 54
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387599
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475574
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
SO9523SE PRESTBURY ROAD
630-1/7/708 (North side)
12/03/55 Nos.54 AND 56
with attached walls and piers and
attached railings to No.54
(Formerly Listed as:
Pair of semi-detached villas and attached railings and with
adjoining walls and piers. 1838-9. By Abraham Tyler, builder
who completed many houses in Pittville. Stucco over brick with
hipped slate roof and brick and stucco party-wall stack; iron
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 6 first-floor windows. First
floor retains shutter latches and has renewed Venetian
shutters. Stucco detailing includes first-floor band
surmounted by 3 Doric pilasters between central windows. 6/6
sashes throughout in plain reveals and with sills. End
entrances: flights of steps to 5-panel doors, the upper panels
raised and fielded, the lower panels flush, with side-lights
and divided overlights. Wide eaves. To rear: No.56 has
3-storey, single-bay range.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: continuous verandah has x-and-circle
motif to uprights and openwork frieze. Window boxes to ground
floor have X-motif. Area railings at left have X-motif and
arrowhead boundary railings with urn finials at left. Walls
approx 2m high to end of each house with shared pier abut Nos
52 (qv) and 58 (qv).
HISTORICAL NOTE: built as part of the development of this area
undertaken for Joseph Pitt in 1835-42, the general layout
being designed by the architect John Forbes. Shown as laid out
on Merrett's 1834 Map.
Nos 34-60 (even) Prestbury Road (qqv) form a group of
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 74-75).
Listing NGR: SO9562423053
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