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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388217
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476215
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52
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
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)
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
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
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
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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