FRENCHAY MANOR

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1128838
Date first listed:
17-Sep-1952
Statutory Address:
FRENCHAY MANOR, BECKSPOOL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FRENCHAY MANOR, BECKSPOOL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Winterbourne
National Grid Reference:
ST 64124 78108

Details

ST 61 NW WINTERBOURNE BECKSPOOL ROAD (west side), Frenchay 3/3 17.9.52 Frenchay Manor G.V. II* House, now childrens' home. 1736. Perhaps by John Strahan. Ashlar, plain clay tile roof. Single room depth. Central block of 3 storeys, 7 windows, central 3 break forward, single storey wings in form of canted bays, all windows are glazing bar sashes except the second floor where they become 9-pane; ground floor, including wings, has V-cut rustication brought to keystones over segmental headed windows in main block, central door under a segmental pediment on Ionic columns, windows in bays have moulded architraves with keystones, above a string course the bays have a tall plain parapet with cornice; the main block has rusticated end pilasters, windows have architraves, above aprons and below segmental pediments on first floor, except central window which has a triangular pediment; the central 3 windows which break forward are between giant Corinthian pilasters, a modillion cornice is topped by a pediment, to either side a balustrade which is swept up at the ends to meet a plain incised newel. Interior: some panelling and one Regency fire surround remain, the staircase, elliptical at the rear, is lit by a large arched sash, turned balusters, moulded handrail; divided from entrance hall by very large flat arch with panelled soffit and keystone. Rear elevation: altered and extended; central stairwell breaks forward elliptically under balustrade, large arched window over door in moulded architrave with pedimented porch on decorated corbels. In front are 7 steps with incised panels in plain walls. To right is a wrought iron Regency balcony. (Source: Gomme, Jenner and Little : "Bristol : an architectural history" 1979).

Listing NGR: ST6412478108

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
35059
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Nov 2003
Reference: IOE01/10642/16
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