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Latitude: 51.9121 / 51°54'43"N
Longitude: -2.0682 / 2°4'5"W
OS Eastings: 395406
OS Northings: 223735
OS Grid: SO954237
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.5XZ
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.36HH
Entry Name: Park Gate
Listing Date: 5 May 1972
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388219
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476217
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
630-1/2/1006 (North side)
05/05/72 Park Gate
(Formerly Listed as:
WEST APPROACH DRIVE
Mount Sorrell, Beaufort, Cleeve
House, Homewood and Lorraine House)
Formerly known as: Lorraine House WEST APPROACH DRIVE.
Villa. c1851-2. Stucco over brick with hipped slate roof and
end stuccoed stacks with cornices, iron balcony.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys on basement and with attics, 3 first-floor
windows, and with single-storey porch to right. Stucco
detailing includes quoins to angles, windows have tooled
architraves, those to first floor have ears, shoulders and
feet; floating cornices to ground floor, moulded first-floor
sill band raised beneath windows, moulded band above first
floor, dentil cornice; moulded dentil cornice to porch. Ground
floor has 2/2 horizontal-pane sashes, that to left is
tripartite; first floor has 1/1 lugged sashes. Basement has
C20 fixed-light casements. Entrance to right in set-back
porch, flight of roll-edged steps to round-arched opening with
tooled head on imposts, within a 4-panel door. Right return
has 6/6 sash in tooled, eared architrave; return to porch has
blind 3-window arcade with imposts and tooled round-arched
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: balcony to ground floor on plinths has
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 this Drive were known originally as Nos 1-4
Forms a group with Mount Sorrell (qv), Beaufort (qv), Cleeve
House and Homewood (qv), West Approach Drive.
(Blake S: Pittville: 1824-1860: Cheltenham: 1988-: 75-76).
Listing NGR: SO9537723713
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