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Montpellier House and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VVWV8+PJ

Entry Name: Montpellier House and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 12 March 1955

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387956

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475951

Location: Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

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

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Listing Text


630-1/17/860 Montpellier House and attached
12/03/55 railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-4 (Consecutive)
Montpellier House)


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
Court) (qv).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:

1975-1984: 31; Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham:

Listing NGR: SO9435121750

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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