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Latitude: 51.8943 / 51°53'39"N
Longitude: -2.0835 / 2°5'0"W
OS Eastings: 394353
OS Northings: 221751
OS Grid: SO943217
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.826
Mapcode Global: VH947.TNX6
Entry Name: Montpellier House and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 12 March 1955
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387956
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475951
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Park
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9421NW SUFFOLK PLACE
630-1/17/860 Montpellier House and attached
(Formerly Listed as:
House and attached railings. c1832 with later additions and
alterations including c1960s infill at right. Ashlar over
brick with concealed roof, end stucco stacks with cornices and
iron railings and balcony. Central hallway, double depth plan.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, on basement to left, 3 first-floor
windows. Ashlar detailing includes ground-floor rustication
drawn into voussoirs over window; first- and second-floor
bands; frieze and cornice over second floor; crowning frieze
and cornice with blocking course; tooled architraves to
first-, second- and third-floor windows. 6/6 sashes where
original, except to centre, first-floor, a 6-pane French
window with divided overlight, all with margin-lights; 3/3
sashes to third floor. Ground floor has C20 canted bay window
at left and rectangular bay to right, both with casement
windows. Central entrance, flight of roll-edged steps to
double, 4-panel, part-glazed doors with sidelights and
fanlight with decorative glazing bars, within distyle Doric
porch with entablature which continues across right bay. Right
return (to Lypiatt Road) has similar ashlar detailing with 6/6
sashes, those to third floor with 3/3 sashes and to ground
floor a 10-pane French window with margin-lights.
INTERIOR: central hallway has embellished cornice and dogleg
staircase with iron stick balusters and wreathed handrail.
Embellished frieze to right, ground-floor room, otherwise not
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: first floor has individual balcony to
left with Carron Company double-heart-and-anthemion motif and
long balcony to right with similar balustrade with single
heart and anthemion motif. Area railings to left have
spearhead bars and dogbars with anthemion finials to
stanchions. To sides of porch are double rod and anthemion
HISTORICAL NOTE: shown on Merrett's 1834 Map.
Forms a group with No.3 (Barrowby House) and No.4 (Suffolk
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 31; Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9435121750
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