60, 62 And 64 Promenade
- 4 Dec 2001
- 60, 62 And 64 Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1LY
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SO9422SE PROMENADE 630-1/13/740 (South East side) 05/05/72 Nos.60, 62 AND 64
House, now 3 shops. c1820-40 with later additions and alterations including conversion to shops probably pre-1845; ground floor shop fronts c1980s. Stucco over brick with hipped slate roof and renewed tall end stucco stacks. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys, 4 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing includes, to first floor: round-arched architraves with modillion moulding with wider and taller round arches with egg-and-dart moulding, paterae between; modillion frieze and cornice. Windows: casements with fanlights to left and 1/1 lugged sashes to right. Ground floor has glazed shop fronts.
Balcony with replacement balustrade. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: The Promenade was laid out in 1818 as a tree-lined avenue from the Colonnade in the High Street to the Sherborne Spa (on the site of the Queen's Hotel (qv)), by 1826 it was a carriage drive with a spacious gravelled walk on each side. Although originally on either side were 'rows of elegant houses,' by 1845 when Rowe wrote his Cheltenham Guide (published 1850) he noted that 'nearly the whole of the left-hand (SE) side .. is devoted to professional or business establishments'. An inventive choice of stucco detail, chosen to enrich an otherwise conventional Neo-Classical design. (Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 29; The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 146; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide: Cheltenham: 1850-1969: 12).
Listing NGR: SO9484722344
© Lorna Freeman. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Freeman, Lorna
Rights Holder: Freeman, Lorna
Brick, Slate, Stucco, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Shop, Commercial