History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Gloucester Lodge (Number 129) Sherborne Lodge (Number 131) Gate Piers and Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.8972 / 51°53'49"N

Longitude: -2.0801 / 2°4'48"W

OS Eastings: 394584

OS Northings: 222071

OS Grid: SO945220

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.2XM

Mapcode Global: VH947.WLP0

Plus Code: 9C3VVWW9+VX

Entry Name: Gloucester Lodge (Number 129) Sherborne Lodge (Number 131) Gate Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475672

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

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

Find accommodation in



630-1/13/756 (North West side)
12/03/55 Nos.129 AND 131
Gloucester Lodge (No.129), Sherborne
Lodge (No.131), gate piers and gates


Pair of semi-detached villas, now shop and attached gate piers
and gate to left. Numbered right to left, described left to
right. c1833-34. Architect probably John Forbes. Stucco over
brick with concealed roof, with iron window guards and
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 7 first-floor windows, with
2-storey entrance bays set back to ends. Central 3-window
breakforward has 4 fluted columns with Prince of Wales feather
caps; end breakforwards to main range have Doric pilasters;
continuous crowning entablature. Ground floor windows have
tooled architraves and friezes with circle motif, similar
architrave to entrance. Central entrance with roll-edged
spreading steps. Additional entrances set back to ends have
glazed double doors to left and double panelled doors to right
and overlights in Doric pilastered surrounds in projecting
solid porches with pilasters. First floor, main range has 6/6
sashes with margin-lights; ground-floor has French windows;
outer ranges have casement windows and blind openings above;
all in plain reveals and with sills. Basement has 4/8 sashes.
INTERIOR: retains original plasterwork including acanthus
frieze to ground floor at left. Side staircase to left part
has stick balusters. Otherwise not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: ground-floor windows have individual
balconies with bombe fronts and leaf and scroll decoration to
left part, those to right part have openwork heart and scroll
motif. 3 individual balconies with double-scroll and lyre
motif to first floor. 2 rusticated gatepiers, square on plan,
with dentil cornices and plank gates abut to left.
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 gravel walk on each
side. Building on the NW were the first to be developed. Shown
as built on Merrett's Map of 1834.
Forbes acquired the plot for No.129 (Sherborne Lodge) in 1833.
Forbes became architect to the Pittville Estate c1835-6.
Nos 121 and 123 (qv) 125 and 127 (qv), and 129 and 131 (qv)
form a distinguished group of semi-detached villas, with

No.133 (qv) and The Queen's Hotel (qv), overlooking Imperial
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 29; 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;
Merrett HS: Plan of the town of Cheltenham: 1834-; Blake S:
'The Unfortunate Mr Forbes': Cheltenham Local History Society
Journal: 1989-: 7-27).

Listing NGR: SO9457622067

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.