Historic Buildings Report Completed for John Dower House, Cheltenham
February 23, 2015
We have completed a Historic Building Report for John Dower House, Cheltenham, to support a Planning and Listed Building application for converting this former 1812 hotel into 14 apartments.
Originally ‘Fisher’s Hotel and Boarding House’, it achieved fame in 1827 when the Duchess of Clarence (later Queen Adelaide) stayed there and it was renamed to ‘Clarence Hotel’. However, Cheltenham’s popularity as a Spa town peaked in the 1830s, and it soon lost business to newer hotels, closing in 1840. It became the main police station and court between 1857 and 1970, when it was turned into offices and leased by the Government. This ceased in 2010 and the demand now is for more residential space; we are assisting Proctor & Matthews in applying for consent for conversion to flats for Pegasus Life.