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78, 80 and 82, Promenade

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.899 / 51°53'56"N

Longitude: -2.077 / 2°4'37"W

OS Eastings: 394795

OS Northings: 222270

OS Grid: SO947222

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.X9R

Mapcode Global: VH947.YJ9M

Plus Code: 9C3VVWXF+H5

Entry Name: 78, 80 and 82, Promenade

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475635

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: College

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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630-1/13/744 (South East side)
05/05/72 Nos.78, 80 AND 82
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
Nos.80 AND 82)
(Formerly Listed as:
(South East side)
Nos.74, 76 AND 78)


Probably 3 houses, now 4 shops. c1820-40 with later additions
and alterations including conversion to shops probably
pre-1845 and c1980s ground-floor glazing. Ashlar over brick
with slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, with 3rd storey at right, 9 first-floor
windows. Left 2 and right 3 windows break forwards. First
floor has 6/6 sashes except at right a 2/2 between 1/1 sash;
crowning entablature and low parapet at left; 2nd floor has
casement window. Ground floor has 2 shop fronts, that to left
(beneath 3 first-floor windows) has panelled plinth,
basket-arched plate-glass shop windows with slender mullions,
canted in to central entrance a glazed door; continuous frieze
with raised segmental-arched central panel. Otherwise shop
front (to Nos 80 and 82) has end panelled pilasters and 3
dividing pilasters with ornate decoration and continuous
entablature has scroll decoration with masks and dentil
cornice; renewed plate-glass windows and glazed doors.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Promenade was laid out in 1818 as a
tree-lined avenue connecting the Colonnade in the High Street
to the Sherborne Spa (on the site of the Queen's Hotel qv), by
1826 it was a carriage drive with spacious gravelled walk on
each side. Buildings on the NW were the first to be developed.
Although originally on either side were 'rows of elegant
houses', by 1845 when Rowe wrote his Cheltenham Guide
(published 1850) he noted that 'nearly the whole of the
left-hand (SE) side .. is devoted to professional or business
The frieze to Nos 80 and 82 is a rare survival in the
Promenade of a feature associated with its mid-C19 expansion.
(The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale
and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 146; Williams GA: Guide

Book to Cheltenham: 1824-: 29; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham
Guide: Cheltenham: 1850-1969: 12-14).

Listing NGR: SO9480322273

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