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Mount Sorrell and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Pittville, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.912 / 51°54'43"N

Longitude: -2.0691 / 2°4'8"W

OS Eastings: 395343

OS Northings: 223724

OS Grid: SO953237

Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.5PB

Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.360K

Entry Name: Mount Sorrell and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 5 May 1972

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388217

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476215

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Pittville

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


CHELTENHAM

SO92SE WEST APPROACH DRIVE
630-1/2/1005 (North side)
05/05/72 Mount Sorrell and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
WEST APPROACH DRIVE
Mount Sorrell, Beaufort, Cleeve
House, Homewood and Lorraine House)

GV II

Villa and attached railings. 1851-4. Stucco over brick with
hipped slate roof and end and rear stucco stacks and iron
balcony. Double-depth plan with service range to rear.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement with attic, 3 first-floor
windows and with single-storey porch set back to right;
2-storey, single-bay range to rear. Stucco detailing includes
quoins to angles, tooled architraves to windows, those to
first floor have ears, shoulders and feet, those to ground
floor have cornices on console brackets; first-floor moulded
sill band, moulded band over first floor, crowning dentil
cornice and with similar cornice to porch. First floor has 1/1
sashes; ground floor has 9- and 6-pane C20 windows and retains
blind boxes. Concealed basement. Attic dormer to centre has
casement windows. Entrance to right: flight of roll-edged
steps to round-arched opening with tooled head on imposts,
within are 4-panel double doors with fanlight with radial
glazing. Right return of porch has 3-bay blind arcade with
tooled arch on imposts. Rear retains 6/6 sashes and 12/12
staircase sash.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: balcony to ground floor on plinths have
embellished rods. Railings to side of steps have low
balustrade and end pier with cornice and carved basket of
flowers.
HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the Pittville development, completed
after Joseph Pitt's death in 1842. Originally planned as
Beaufort Place and laid out as West Spa Approach, c1844, it
was not part of John Forbes's original plan for the estate.
The houses along the drive were known originally as Nos 1-4
Beaufort Villas.
Forms a group of similarly designed villas along West Approach
Drive with Beaufort (qv), Cleeve House and Homewood (qv) and
Park Gate (qv).
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 75-76).


Listing NGR: SO9534223729

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