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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: 159 AND 161, HIGH STREET

List entry Number: 1104360



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 474765

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SO9522SW HIGH STREET 630-1/14/407 (North East side) 14/12/83 Nos.159 AND 161


2 shops with flats over. c1790-1800 with c1970s ground-floor shop fronts. Stucco over brick with mansard mock roof and iron window guards. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, 7 first-floor windows. Stucco detailing includes quoins to angles (above ground floor at right), first-floor central window has tooled and eared surround with shaped shoulders and pulvinated frieze with pediment; crowning frieze, cornice and low parapet. First floor has tall 6/6 sashes; second floor has 3/3 sashes with sills, all in plain reveals. Left end stacks, raised gables. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: 4 right-hand first-floor windows have trellis window guards with central decorative panel, Chatwin surmises these are noted by Fosbroke in 1798. HISTORICAL NOTE: noted by George Rowe in his 1845 Guide as the shops of Mr Forget, Basket Maker to Her Majesty and Mr Gibbon, Chemist and Druggist to the Queen ( 'well known as a manufacturer of ... Soda Water and Lemonade'. Rowe states, 'The handsome frontages of these two establishments may be noticed as the first-fruits of Cheltenham improvements upon the old-fashioned low-gabled houses; two or three specimens of which yet remain'. (Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 17; Rowe G: Illustrated Cheltenham Guide 1850: Cheltenham: 1845-1969: 2).

Listing NGR: SO9506122421

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Chatwin, A, Cheltenhams Ornamental Ironwork, (1975-1984), 17
Rowe, G, Illustrated Cheltenham Guide 1850-19692

National Grid Reference: SO 95055 22420


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