Windows on Cheltenham: Regency

28 12 2008

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St George’s Road

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Wellington Square, Pittville

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Oxford Parade, London Road

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Bayshill Road

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Back of building in the Lower High Street, from St Mary’s churchyard

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Suffolk Road





Regency backsides

16 11 2008

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Scruffy butt end of Montpellier Terrace. Photos taken October 2008

If you’ve ever gone down any of the mews lanes at the back of Cheltenham’s finest terraces you’ll know that Regency architecture has a shameful secret. The beautiful facades you see at the front don’t apply to the backs. In most cases the rear ends of these glamorous houses are little more than a scruffy expanse of brick and drainpipes. Here are some of my favourites.

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Lansdown Crescent, front

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Lansdown Crescent, back

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Wellington Square, front

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Wellington Square, back

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Columbia Place, Winchcombe Street, front

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Columbia Place, Winchcombe Street, back

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Lansdown Terrace, Malvern Road, front

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Lansdown Terrace, Malvern Road, back