Numbers 99-119 And Attached Railings / 2 To 6 St Georges Road / 99 To 119 Promenade / 6 And 8 St Georges Road

4 Dec 2001
Numbers 99-119 And Attached Railings, 99 To 119 Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
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2 To 6 St Georges Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
99 To 119 Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
6 And 8 St Georges Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SO9422SE PROMENADE 630-1/13/750 (North West side) 12/03/55 Nos.99-119 (Odd) and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: ST GEORGE'S ROAD (South side) Nos.2-6 (Even)) (Formerly Listed as: PROMENADE (West side) Nos.99-119 (Odd))


Includes: Nos.6 AND 8 ST GEORGE'S ROAD. Terrace of 13 houses and attached railings, now offices and shop with flats over (Nos 2 & 4 St George's Road now part of No.99 Promenade). c1830-40, Nos 109-119 completed by 1834, with later additions and alterations including those of c1970s to rear, No.99. Stucco over brick with slate roof and brick and stucco party-wall stacks, some rear stacks; wrought-iron verandahs and railings. PLAN: a symmetrical terrace with end breakforwards and central raised parapet and pediment and full-height service ranges to rear. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys on basements with attic storey to Nos 107, 109 and 111, and to No.99 at return, 39 first-floor windows (3 per house). Stucco detailing includes horizontal rustication to ground floor and plain segmental-arched recesses around windows with voussoirs to heads, full-height Doric pilasters which interrupt second-floor band; crowning entablature. Pediment over central house (No 109) and parapet to either side, all with sunk panels. 6/6 sashes where original, taller to first floor, in plain reveals and with sills. Attics to left return in raised parapet have 3/6 sashes. Basements have 3/6 sashes. Entrances to right: flights of roll-edged steps to 4-panel doors and double doors with tooled wooden doorcases and deep cambered-arched overlights; within are 4-panel, part-glazed doors with sidelights and overlights with decorative glazing bars. Further entrances to basements, 4-panel doors, some part-glazed, with overlights with glazing bars. Ground floor at left (No.99) has c1970s shop front. Right return has 5-window facade with similar stucco detailing and fluted Ionic columns through first to third floors; first floor has tripartite 1/1 sashes; second floor has tall 6/6

between 2/2 sashes in tooled architraves and with cornices on consoles; third floor has alternate 6/6 between 2/2 sashes and 6/6 sashes in tooled architraves. Rear: mostly 6/6 sashes; some 6/6 sashes with margin-lights and some 6/6 staircase sashes with radial glazing to heads. To Nos 99, 101 and 103 the elevations are elaborately treated: No.99 has full-height bow with second-floor band and crowning entablature; 6/6 and 8/8 sashes curved on plan; ground floor has c1970s glazed shop front. Taylor's Tea Shop (No.101) has sash windows in tooled surrounds and crowning cornice. INTERIOR: noted as retaining original plasterwork and joinery, including dogleg staircases with stick balusters and wreathed handrails where original. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Nos 109-119 have roofed verandahs with balconies with star and lozenge pattern and uprights with double-headed anthemion motif, tent roofs. Area railings have X-motif. Railings to sides of steps have wreathed handrails.

Individual balconies to left return, second floor have star and lozenge pattern motif. HISTORICAL NOTE: The Promenade was laid out in 1818 as a tree-lined drive to the Sherborne Spa (on the site of the Queen's Hotel qv) from the Colonnade in the High Street, by 1826 it was a carriage drive with spacious gravelled walk on each side. Buildings on the NW were the first to be developed.

One of Cheltenham's best Regency terraces (Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 29,34; The Buildings of England: Verey D: Gloucestershire: The Vale and The Forest of Dean: London: 1970-: 146; Williams GA: Guide Book to Cheltenham: 1824-: 29).

Listing NGR: SO9464022153


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0750 IOE Records taken by Lorna Freeman; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Lorna Freeman. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Freeman, Lorna

Rights Holder: Freeman, Lorna


Brick, Slate, Stucco, Wrought Iron, Georgian Terrace, Victorian Domestic, Multiple Dwelling, Dwelling, Terraced House, Monument <By Form>, House, Railings, Barrier, Apartment, Shop, Commercial, Office, Unassigned, Building, Tea Room, Eating And Drinking Establishment

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