Anlaby Court, Evesham Road. 20 houses developed in 1935 by Maryland Properties Ltd (Town Planning Committee, Sept.), on the large site formerly occupied by Anlaby House, a Pittville house of 1840-1 erected after the failure of plans to develop Cleeveland Parade on this site (Blake 1988, p. 42). After Anlaby, Yorks. ER.
Aysgarth Avenue, Up Hatherley. Off Runnymede; part of Greatfield Park development by Westbury Homes and JJH builders. Named by parish council in 1984 following tree theme, Aysgarth (Yorks. NR) being composed of Old English elements meaning 'pass marked by an oak tree' (Up Hatherley Parish Council).
Barwick Road, Up Hatherley. Off The Greenings; one of the few recent names not selected by the parish council. From an individual, or a place (examples in Norfolk, Somerset, Yorks. WR).
Brooklyn Bank, Millbrook Street. Existing by 1911; listed as 6 houses 1926. Probably named after a c. 19th century house at foot of Millbrook Street, originally the Alstone Spa building but renamed Brooklyn sometime before 1883 (advt., Cheltenham Looker-On, 21 Apr.), and thus on on 1884 map. Presumably from the New York district, but possibly influenced by being on a brook (the Chelt). This Brooklyn is earlier than the Arle examples (below); they are not far from each other, and some connection seems likely. The house was latterly called Alstone Spa House; demolished in the 2001-2 retail development of St James's station site.
Calverley Mews, Up Hatherley., Off Timperley Way; part of Greatfield Park development by Westbury Homes/JJH Builders. Named by parish council in 1984 in accordance with tree/countryside theme adopted for first phase of Greatfield Park development, Calverley (town in Yorks. WR) being composed of Old English elements meaning 'clearing where calves congregate', Up Hatherley Parish Council).
Dovedale Court. 2 houses accessed from no. 9 York Street. Listed 1926 but probably older: nos. 1-2 listed in 1935 slum clearance programme no. 2 (Housing Committee, Feb.).
Eva Villas, Bayshill. Between York Place and railway bridge; nos. 1-2 listed by 1863 directory.
Grosvenor Cottages (2). 4 houses in York Passage, 1911; perhaps later subsumed into Grosvenor Terrace.
Grosvenor Terrace, off Albion Street. Numerous building certs., 1837-9, but little if any residential use remains; multi-storey car-park and supermarket occupy eastern side; southern end narrows to a passage to the High Street. Includes former York Passage.
Page's Row (2), Fairview. South side of York Street. Possibly in existence by 1826 (building cert, Aug.). Listed to no. 8 in 1844 directory. Cited as having only one privy for 8 tenements in 1849 Cresy report.
Rural Cottage. House near York Hotel, erected by Mr Sheldon in 1826 (building cert.).
St George's Road (2), from Promenade to Gloucester Road. Under formation by early 1837: regret was expressed at the removal of elms from the end of Old Well Walk nearest the brook for 'the new road lately formed [by the Bays Hill Estate Co.] across Bays Hill . . . connecting it with the public highway running from the Crescent' (CLO, 28 Jan.). Residential development by the Company from 1838 onwards (personal communication Dr Steven Blake). Projected form shown on 1840 map, the western end forming a loop back round to the top of Bayshill Road (this form probably frustrated by the advent of the railway). The eastern end of the road, where it joins the Promenade, may be traced to 1807, when Samuel Harward sold to the town commissioners the right to make a road over his land just south of the Chelt, linking the Colonade Road (predecessor of Promenade) with the route to the Old Well (Paving Commissioners' Minutes, 17 Jan.). Appearance of eastern end in 1845 well illustrated in Rowe, p. 20. Though known by its present name by 1838 (personal communication Dr Steven Blake), and on building certs. in 1839, the name does not seem to be officially recognised in directories till the 1860s, probably because most houses were in the once separately listed Bayshill, Calcutta, Royal Well and York Terraces, which see. 5 cast-iron nameplates (among the first in the town) erected 1870 (Streets and Highways Committee); two of these survive, on the railway bridge and the Calcutta Inn. Named after St George's Place. See also Bayshill Parade.
Theatre Royal. At first in Grosvenor Terrace, next to York Hotel. This, Cheltenham's second theatre, was opened in 1782 by John Boles Watson. Originally known as the Playhouse but called the Theatre Royal from c. 1788 onwards, after George III's visit. Prospering, Watson moved in 1805 to a larger site in Bath Street, the first purpose-built theatre in Cheltenham. This also was known as the Theatre Royal; described as 'a neat building fronting Bath Street, and to which there is a passage leading through from the High Street' (Davies, 1834, p. 87), i.e. on or close to the site of the Garrick's Head pub, which commemorated the connection until renamed Slak. This theatre burned down in 1839. The name was revived later in the century for a third Theatre Royal, south of Ladies' College in Well Walk (1884 map).
York Farm. Marked on 1897 map, just cast of Hewletts Reservoir.
York Passage. Pedestrian passage, now anonymous, leading north from High Street to Grosvenor Terrace. 1780s refs to theatre newly built in York Passage (before visit of George III) (Hart, pp. 134, 141). Still thus in 1896 (Cheltenham Borough Council minutes). Named after the adjacent York Hotel, one of the principal inns in the coaching era, still listed 1800 directory; site now occupied by no. 85 High Street.
York Place (1). Unlocated; perhaps related to above. No. 2 York Place noted in 1820 directory.
York Place (2) Bath Road, opposite St Luke's Road. Two houses, now Sandford Park Hotel, for which Anthony Major (one of the builders of Oriel Place) received a building cert. in 1827. Both houses listed 1830 directory. Part of a planned longer terrace, shown on 1834 map but evidently never developed further. Goding (p. 298) suggests a name connection with a notable visitor; the Duke of York, second son of George III, could be a candidate.
York Place (3). 'Near St Paul's Street North', 1858 directory. 'Back Street near St Paul's Cross', 4 houses 1872.
York Row, Prestbury. 3 cottages in High Street, made over to Prestbury parochial charities in 1950 (Victoria County History, p. 81). One was built round an oak tree.
York Street, Fairview, off Sherborne Street. 1834 map shows development nearly complete.
York Terrace, St George's Road. Originally 14 houses, now equating to present nos. 59-87. Italianate style contrasts with classical Bayshill Terrace. 1841 Census.
York Villas, Bayshill. First noted 1860.