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Date(s) - 13th December 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Municipal Offices


Pittville CrescentThis is an evening lecture organised by Cheltenham Local History Society and starts at 7.30 pm in the Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Promenade. Non-members pay £2.

On 9 February 1842 Joseph Pitt, the developer of the Pittville Estate, died at the age of 83, with debts of at least £154,000. This talk will look at what happened next: the administration of Pitt’s Estate by the Court of Chancery; the sale of the remaining building land at Pittville in 1843-5; the building of 62 new houses within the Estate between 1843 and 1890; and the Estate’s management by the local surveyors, Engall, Sanders & Co. between 1842 and 1890, when the Pump Room and Gardens were sold to Cheltenham Corporation.