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St. Paul's and Surrounding Areas
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ST. PAUL'S

Named after the Greek Revival St. Paulís Church that stands at its heart, the St. Paulís area, to the north-west of the town centre, is an area of small, mainly red-brick artisan housing, which still retains the scale of the 19th century. It is located within a walking distance to the centre of Cheltenham, with access to a wide range of services and facilities and provides a mixture of private and social housing, which was built here in the 1930s. It has the population of about 5,500.

Some of the oldest streets in St. Paulís are those leading of the Lower High Street, many of which have attractive 19th century houses. Narrow Malthouse Lane, Larput Place with properties with some fine ironwork and St. Paulís Street North, whose stuccoed houses date from the 1830s are such examples.

Francis Close Hall

St. Paulís is home to Francis Close Hall, now a campus of the University of Gloucestershire, which has state of the art studio, laboratory, ICT, Gloucester suite training restaurant and Learning Centre. This large building in Tudor Gothic style was built in 1849 by S. W. Daukes.

St. Paulís has excellent leisure facilities for its residents. Nearby Pittville Park offers tennis courts, skating ramps and an 18 hole pitch and putt golf course. Cheltenham Leisure Centre situated in the west corner of the park has three swimming pools, a state-of-the-arts gym and a health spa. Prince of Wales Stadium, which is just opposite the leisure centre, has an excellent running track as well as a rugby playing field.

With the recent development in the Lower High Street, St. Paulís is now in the vicinity of the attractive Brewery, a leisure and shopping arcade, which includes a number of restaurants, bingo hall and a cinema.

 

HISTORY

Originally only fields, this area was known as The Marsh. Gruesome stories are connected with this area, as it was the site of Cheltenham gallows. It was developed for housing in the beginning of the 19th century.





THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH

Built in the classical style in the first half of the 19th century, St. Paul's is another example of the architectonic style of John Forbes, the creator of Pittville Pump Room.

PITTVILLE PARK

With 33 ha, Pittville Park is the largest park in Cheltenham. Opened in 1825 as part of the Pittville Estate, in the vicinity of the Pittville Pump Room, today it provides many leisure and sporting facilities

LEISURE CENTRE

Recently renovated Leisure Centre provides residents of Cheltenham with top of the range recreational facilities, including three swimming pools and a health spa.

PRINCE OF WALES STADIUM

Prince of Wales Stadium was opened in 1981 with a cricket match between Gloucesterhire and Australia. It is home to Cheltenham RFC and Cheltenham & County Harriers.

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Although University of Gloucestershire was formed only in 2001, Cheltenham has a long tradition of higher education. The university has now almost 9000 students.

THE BREWERY

The Brewery is located in Henrietta Street, just off the lower end of the High Street. It offers a number of shops, restaurants, multi-screen cinema and bingo hall.

 

 

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