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Latitude: 51.8987 / 51°53'55"N
Longitude: -2.0773 / 2°4'38"W
OS Eastings: 394780
OS Northings: 222246
OS Grid: SO947222
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.X8K
Mapcode Global: VH947.YJ6S
Entry Name: 88, Promenade
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387655
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475641
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
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
630-1/13/746 (South East side)
House now shop. c1820-40 with conversion to shop probably
pre-1845 and late-C20 ground-floor shop front. Ashlar over
brick with concealed roof and iron balconies.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, 3 first-floor windows. Narrow step-back
to sides. First floor has 8/12 round-arched sashes with radial
glazing bars to head in shallow recesses and with tooled heads
with imposts and corbel keystones. First floor has 12/12
sashes and keystones. Second floor has 8/8 sashes. All in
plain reveals and with sills. Crowning entablature with low
parapet and copings. Glazed shop front with glazed central
entrance not of special interest.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor balconies have shaped rods.
The ground floor forms one commercial unit with that of No.90
(qv) at time of Review.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Promenade was laid out in 1818 as a
tree-lined avenue from 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 side 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 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).
Listing NGR: SO9478122232
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