Created By: Cheltenham Local History Society
Before returning to Suffolk Square you may wish to cross Suffolk Road and take a short stroll along Park Place from the traffic lights.
The fine villas here were the first to be developed for the gentry to the south of Suffolk Road from about 1810, when they would have been surrounded by fields.
By 1834 most of the northern stretch of the road was fully built-up with a fine set of smaller villas, forming terraces or separate buildings. They display a harmony that is the mark of 'Regency' Cheltenham and several had the finest examples of the ironwork which graces many Regency and Victorian buildings in the town. Some have modified Greek porticoes, with widely spaced columns to allow a dignified entry for ladies in crinolines!
Retrace your steps to Suffolk Square and the end of your tour.
This point of interest is part of the tour: A Walk on the South Side - from Cheltenham to The Suffolks