Cheltenham Civic Society

Promoting good design in a historic environment

 

 

Cheltenham Plaques

 

 

COMMEMORATES

PLAQUE

LOCATION

UNVEILED

SPONSORED BY**

COMMENT

DR EDWARD JENNER

 

Alpha House,

St George’s Road

Not known

Not known**

Pioneer of Vaccination and Father of Immunology

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON (1809-92)

 

10 St James’ Square

14 Oct 1926

Public Libraries Committee**

Poet Laureate

WILLIAM CHARLES MACREADY

(1793-1873)

 

6 Wellington Square

15 Mar 1927

Public Libraries Committee**

Actor

ADAM LINDSAY GORDON (1833-70)

 

Court House,

28 Priory Street

19 Oct 1933

Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen**

Leading Australian poet

JOHN NEVIL MASKELYNE

 

Everyman Theatre, Regent Street

7 May 1947,

6 Jun 2005

Cotswold Magical Society**

Illusionist & watchmaker

Originally sited on Old Town Hall, Regent Street.

CHARLES STURT (1795-1869)

 

19 Clarence Square

16 Jul 1948

Public Libraries Committee**

Explorer of Australia

GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934)

 

4 Clarence Road

30 Jun 1949

Public Libraries Committee**

Composer

FRED ARCHER

(1857-86)

 

St. George’s Cottage,

St George’s Place

1971

Not known**

Jockey

GILBERT LAIRD JESSOP (1874-1955)

 

30 Cambray Place

4 Aug 1975

Gerard Brodribb**

Captain of Gloucestershire Cricket Club

SIR THOMAS RICHARDSON COLLEDGE

(1796-1879)

 

Lauriston House,  Montpellier Street

1976

Not known**

Founder of Medical Missionary Society

SIR FREDERICK HANDLEY PAGE

(1885-1962)

Blue

3 King’s Road

22 Apr 1982

The Handley Page Association

Pioneering Aircraft designer

SIR ARTHUR ‘BOMBER’ HARRIS

(1902-1984)

Blue

3 Queen’s Parade

19 Sep 1982

R.A.F. Association, Cheltenham Branch

Wartime Commander of Bomber Command

SIR RALPH RICHARDSON

(1902-1983

Blue

11 Tivoli Road

6 Nov 1982

National Theatre

Actor

SIR ROBERT SMIRKE

(1781-1867)

Blue

Montpellier House,

Suffolk Square

30 Apr 1983

Gloucestershire Architectural Association

Architect

JOSEPHINE BUTLER

(1828-1906)

Blue

Wellington Mansions,

London Road

23 Jul 1983

16 Oct 1999

The Josephine Butler Association

Social reformer

(Originally on Mercian House, on same site. Demolished 1998)

CECIL DAY LEWIS

(1904-1972)

Blue

Box Cottage, Bafford Lane, Charlton Kings

8 Oct 1983

Cheltenham College

Poet Laureate

MARIE HALL

(1884-1956)

Blue

9 Eldorado Road

9 Jun 1984

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Violinist

GEORGE ROWE

(1796-1864)

Blue

3 Priory Terrace

6 Oct 1984

British Printing Industries Federation. South Western District

Artist & lithographer

SIR BENJAMIN BAKER

(1840-1907)

Blue

4 Cambray Place

19 Jan 1985

Institute of Civil Engineers

Civil Engineer

LILLAH McCARTHY

(1875-1960)

Blue

148 High Street

7 Sep 1985

Cheltenham Theatre and Arts Club

Actress

HECTOR CAFFIERI

(1847-1932)

Blue

21 Prestbury Road

15 Feb 1986

The Medici Society

Artist

ELECTRICITY.

SUB-STATION

Green

Clarence Street

3 May 1986

Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology

Part of Borough's original electricity network

SIR GEORGE DOWTY

(1901-1975)

Blue

10 Lansdown Terrace Lane

4 Apr 1987

The Dowty Group

Aircraft Engineer

CHELTENHAM INFANTS’ SCHOOL

Green

St. James’ Square

10 Oct 1987

College of St. Paul & St.Mary

(now Univ. of Gloucestershire)

Oldest purpose built infant school in existence

BAYSHILL HOUSE

Green

Overton Road

25 Jun 1988

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Commemorates

Bi-centenary of King George III’s visit to Cheltenham in 1788.

THEATRE ROYAL

Green

Grosvenor Terrace

2 Jul 1988

Reeder & Richards

ditto

THE OLD WELL

Green

Main entrance to

Ladies’ College, Bayshill Road

5 Jul 1988

Cheltenham Ladies’ College

ditto

JOHN NEVIL MASKELYNE

(1839-1917)

Blue

12 Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier

10 Jun 1989

Ogle Fine Arts

Illusionist & watchmaker

CHELTENHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Green

255 High Street

16 Mar 1993

Pates’ Grammar School Foundation

Site of school founded by Richard Pate

ASSSEMBLY GLOSTER WHITTLE E28/39 JET

Green

Old Post Office Garage,

Carlton Street

25 Mar 1995

British Aerospace

Assembly of 2nd Jet Prototype

DR. EDWARD JENNER

(1749-1823)

Blue

20/22 St. George’s Place

20 Apr 1995

Sovereign Housing Association

Vaccination Pioneer

JOHN GODING

(1816-1879)

Blue

3 Portland Street

14 Oct 1995

Cheltenham Local History Society

Historian of Cheltenham

PLOUGH HOTEL

Green

Left of entrance to Regent Arcade

23 May 1997

Regent Arcade Shopping Centre

Cheltenham's leading hotel and coaching inn

GLOUCESTER YEOMANARY AND CAPTAIN POWELL SNELL

Green

Right of entrance to Regent Arcade

12 Sep 1997

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

Gloucester Yeomanry first raised in 1795 at Plough Hotel

HUGO VAN WADENOYEN

(1892-1959)

Blue

79 The Promenade

(part of Municipal Offices)

13 Jun 1998

Cheltenham Camera Club

Photographer

WILLIAM NASH SKILLICORNE

(1807-1887)

Blue

9 Queen’s Parade

12 Jun 1999

Cheltenham Borough Council

Cheltenham’s first mayor

RONALD SUMMERFIELD

(1916-1989)

Blue

Summerfield House,

Bayshill Road

14 Apr 2000

The Summerfield Charitable Trust

Antiques collector & benefactor

MONTPELLIER CARYATIDS

Green

1 Montpellier Walk

19 Jul 2002

Montpellier Traders’ Association

 

ST JAMES STATION GWR.

Green

Front entrance Waitrose store, Honeybourne Way

02 Apr 2003

Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology

Cheltenham's GWR terminus

BRIAN JONES

(1942-1969)

Blue

17 Eldorado Road

03 Jul 2003

Brian Jones Fan Club

Member of the Rolling Stones

SIR NORMAN WISDOM

Blue

Hotel du Vin Formerly Carlton Hotel, Parabola Road

06 Sep 2003

Carlton Hotel and Hotel du Vin

Comedian

CHELTENHAM CRICKET CLUB

Green

Pavilion, Victoria Cricket Ground

20 Jun 2004

Cheltenham Cricket Club

 

METEOROLOGICAL STATION

Green

Montpellier Gardens

24 Jul 2004

Friends of Montpellier Bandstand and Gardens

Record temperature reading

H.H. MARTYN

(1842-1937)

Blue

Stirling House, London Road

2 Apr 2005

John Whittaker

Craftsman and Industrialist

CENTENARY OF FIRST INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE TOUR

Green

St John’s Avenue

15 Feb 2008

Gloucestershire Warriors RLFC

England vs

 New Zealand

CHELTENHAM ARCHERS AND HORACE FORD

Green

Montpellier Gardens

26 Apr 2008

Cheltenham Archers

Foundation of modern archery

FIRST PARACHUTE JUMP

Green

The Bandstand,

Montpellier Gardens

3 October 2008

British Parachute Association

First parachute jump made by John Hampton in 1838

WILLIAM FRASER MCDONELL VC

(1829-1894)

Blue

Pittville House, Wellington Road

11 Sept 2009

Lord Ashcroft

A civilian VC awarded for bravery in India, born and died in Cheltenham

LT COL RICHARD ANNESLEY WEST VC, DSO AND BAR, MC

(1878-1918)

Blue

1 Oxford Street

11 Sept 2009

Lord Ashcroft

Born in Cheltenham and one of the most decorated VCs, killed in action in First World War.

CAPTAIN ANKETELL MOUTRAY READ

(1884-1915)

Blue

Beaumont House, Shurdington Road

11 Sept 2009

Western Front Association

Born in Cheltenham and killed in action in First World War

DAVID LYALL RN MD FLS

Blue

24 London Road

26 June 2010

Lyall Brothers

Botanical Explorer in Antarctic, Arctic, New Zealand and North America. Buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

CHELTENHAM & GLOUCESTER TRAMROAD

“Railway Inn” Great Norwood Street

3 July 2010

St Philips and St James Residents Association

200th Anniversary of opening the Tramroad marked at the Norwood triangle renovation.

 

 

Plaques marked ** were sponsored solely by the named individual or group.

All other plaques were co-sponsored by Cheltenham Civic Society

 

Blue Plaques commemorate People associated with a place

and Green Plaques commemorate Events or Uses associated with a place

 

© Cheltenham Civic Society 2008, 2010