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Batsford (Number 1) and Mountview (Number 3)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8886 / 51°53'19"N

Longitude: -2.0853 / 2°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 394228

OS Northings: 221122

OS Grid: SO942211

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.FML

Mapcode Global: VH947.SSZK

Plus Code: 9C3VVWQ7+CV

Entry Name: Batsford (Number 1) and Mountview (Number 3)

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476004

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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630-1/22/895 (East side)
14/12/83 Nos.1 AND 3
Batsford (No.1) and Mountview (No.3)


Pair of semi-detached villas. c1830-50 with later additions
and alterations. Stucco over brick with hipped slate roof and
stucco ridge stacks.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement, 2:4:2:1 windows. 4-window
range between recessed 2-window ranges, that to right has
projecting ground-floor porch at angle, porch to left has been
extended and raised to full height; further single-bay range
set back to right. Stucco detailing includes moulded
first-floor sill band; tooled architraves to windows, those to
ground floor have cornices on console brackets. 6/6 sashes
where original, those to far left are tripartite with 2/2
between 2/2 sashes to ground and first floor, that to ground
floor has cornice on console brackets. Basement has 4/8 sashes
where original. Entrances: flights of 8 roll-edged steps to
6-fielded-panel doors with fanlights (blocked to left) in
tooled architrave with keystone and imposts, pilasters have
incised Greek key motif. House to left has further
round-arched opening with blind window and further inserted
entrance to left return. Wide eaves. Returns have round-arched
staircase sashes.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Park had been laid out by 1833 by its
owner Thomas Billings as an oval tree-lined drive with a
central park which for a short period in the mid-C19 became a
zoological garden. In 1839 the development was bought by
Samuel Daukes who continued the building. One of the principal
developments influenced by White's and Nash's schemes for
Regent's Park (1809-11).
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 36,92; Merrett HS: Plan of the Town of Cheltenham:
1834-; Girouard M: The English Town: 1990-: 270-271).

Listing NGR: SO9422921127

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