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Latitude: 51.8953 / 51°53'43"N
Longitude: -2.0842 / 2°5'3"W
OS Eastings: 394300
OS Northings: 221869
OS Grid: SO943218
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.1W2
Mapcode Global: VH947.TMJD
Plus Code: 9C3VVWW8+48
Entry Name: Numbers 1 to 9 and Attached Area Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387753
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475743
Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9421NW QUEEN'S PARADE
630-1/17/767 Nos.1-9 (Consecutive)
12/03/55 and attached area railings
Terrace of 9 houses and attached railings. 1839-46. Builder:
William Swain. Ashlar over brick with concealed, double-pitch
roof and iron window guards, verandahs and railings. Double
depth plan with side stairhalls and service ranges to rear.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basement, 3 first-floor windows each;
full-height. Left house (No.1) breaks forward and has four 3/4
Corinthian columns through first and second floors; further
breakforward at No.6. Crowning architrave, frieze and dentil
cornice. Horizontal rustication to ground floor drawn into
voussoirs over round-arched openings. 6/6 sashes where
original, taller to first floor, those to ground floor mainly
3/6 and 2/2 sashes with radial glazing to heads. Flights of 5
steps (roll-edged where original) to round-arched entrances,
2- and 4-long-fielded-panel doors with side-lights and
fanlights, some with radial glazing bars. Left return:
4-window range, mainly blind openings. Basement has 8/8 and
6/6 sashes. Rear retains many 6/6 and 8/8 sashes.
INTERIOR: retain original joinery including panelled reveals
to windows and shutters; most have dogleg staircase with
wreathed handrail and stick balusters; otherwise not
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first-floor window guards to No.1 have
anthemion motif, a designed derived from Henry Shaw (see also
Nos 1-11 Pittville Lawn (qv)); otherwise verandahs have
double-heart-and-anthemion motif to balustrades supplied by
Carron Company, the latest examples in Cheltenham, with
embellished lozenge to uprights and openwork frieze. Area
railings: mainly Carron Company heart-and-anthemion, except
those to left have flattened spearheads.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Sir Arthur T Harris, Marshall of the RAF,
Chief Bomber Command during the Second World War was born at
No.3 in 1892.
The end 2 houses of the terrace (No.10, not included) were
built as flats c1980s to form a symmetrical design.
Radford notes, 'Set up on rising ground at the top of Bayshill
Road (the terrace) has a dominant position with a fine view.
.. It is close to the .. Montpellier Spa, .. the hub of social
life in the 1840s'.
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 38,41; Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham
Companion: Cheltenham: 1993-: 11-12,52; Radford S: The
Terraced Houses of Cheltenham 1800-1850: 1992-: 139-145).
Listing NGR: SO9431221850
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