Number 10 And Attached Front Area Railings / 10 Guinea Street

2 Apr 2006
Number 10 And Attached Front Area Railings, 10 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SY
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10 Guinea Street, Bristol, BS1 6SY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


ST5872 GUINEA STREET, Redcliff 901-1/42/1674 (South side) 08/01/59 No.10 and attached front area railings (Formerly Listed as: GUINEA STREET (South side) No.10)


Attached house. Dated 1718. For Captain Edmond Saunders. Brick with limestone dressings and a pantile gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys, basement and attic; 2-window range. Brick pilasters, moulded strings at each floor, and a moulded coping to a Dutch gable with an acorn finial. Right-hand doorway has scrolled timber brackets to a deep pediment, a rectangular doorframe beneath a semicircular overlight with curly top and plate glass, and a mid C18 door with 6 Gothick panels. Rubbed-brick flat arches, with wavy arrisses on the second floor, have keys carrying various motifs including grotesque faces, fish, birds, fruit and a harp, to 6/6-pane sashes; a smaller, possibly later sash in the gable. Rear ground-floor 9/9-pane sash with thick glazing bars. INTERIOR: remarkably complete, includes a flagged and fully-panelled through passage divided by a semicircular arch with Greek key soffit; a central framed newel stair with uncut string, slim turned balusters, and straight toadback rails to square newels; front ground-floor room has modillion cornice, a fine eared fireplace with rocaille foliate decoration (see No.18 Guinea Street, qv), and fielded, panelled shutters and wainscot; rear ground-floor room is fully panelled, with a very fine rocaille fireplace and overmantel flanked by slender columns with acanthus capitals, and a cupboard to the side with fluted cornice; fine moulded architraves to 6-panel doors. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: deep front area with steps down to the basement has attached wrought-iron railings and capped piers. Built for Captain Saunders, to whom the key motifs may relate, and originally one house with Nos 11 & 12 (qv). A fine and remarkably complete house. (Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 156).

Listing NGR: ST5894472188


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1571 IOE Records taken by Michael Perry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Michael Perry. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Perry, Michael

Rights Holder: Perry, Michael


Brick, Limestone, Pantile, Wrought Iron, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Column, Unassigned, Building Component, Building, Steps, Transport, Pedestrian Transport Site, Railings, Barrier