Balcony gallery

19 10 2009


York Terrace, St George’s Road, a striking and unusual cast iron balcony with interlaced circles and diamonds


And further along the same terrace … a slightly more traditional arangement. This design can be traced to the Falkirk Iron Company.


Lansdown Crescent, classic “heart and honeysuckle” panel, made by the Carron Company in Scotland in the 1820s and very popular all over Regency Cheltenham


Royal Crescent, early ironwork from around 1806-10 with beautiful and unusual brackets. Much of the ironwork in Royal Crescent can be traced to a Worcester ironmonger called John Bradley.


London Road, another classic design of around 1820, latticed borders top and bottom with small lead flowers and tassels fused onto the upright bars – this type of balcony can be seen in many places in Cheltenham


Top of Montpellier Avenue, a balcony goddess on a Doric portico


Montpellier Terrace, small latticework balcony with lead flowers on the joints, probably late 1820s or early 1830s


Queen’s Parade, chunky cast iron mini-balcony with anthemion design, early 1840s

Cheltenham’s Ornamental Ironwork by Amina Chatwin is the definitive work on this subject!



2 responses

4 02 2011
Heather Kilmer

I grew up on the London Road in the 1950s and 1960s. It is great to see these pictures posted. thanks

15 05 2015

I have a balcony in Tivoli that is slightly different to those shown

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