Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1202308

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994

Statutory Address: DOWRY PARADE, 285 AND 287, HOTWELL ROAD


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Statutory Address: DOWRY PARADE, 285 AND 287, HOTWELL ROAD

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

District: City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: ST 57000 72567


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ST5672NE HOTWELL ROAD, Hotwells 901-1/13/1444 (South East side) 08/01/59 Nos.285 AND 287 Dowry Parade (Formerly Listed as: HOTWELL ROAD (South side) Nos.285 AND 287 Dowry Parade)


House, now pair of attached houses. 1763-4. Divided c1790. Built by Benjamin Probert and Robert Comfort, in the style of Thomas Paty. Red brick with limestone dressings, large brick party wall stacks and a pantile double-depth roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a moulded coping. Paired central doorways have raised ashlar surrounds with imposts and a cornice, semicircular arches with plate-glass overlights and C20 doors. 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames, and 2 raking dormers; the middle windows across the party wall are blocked. Steps down to open basement areas, and arched cellars beneath the deep flagged pavement; formerly with railings. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: doorcases with Gibbs surrounds and pediments such as survive on the single-fronted houses in Dowry Parade were replaced when the houses were divided. Various speculative builders were involved, using designs similar to those employed by Thomas Paty. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 202; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 202).

Listing NGR: ST5700672568


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Legacy System number: 379809

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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 202
Ison, W, The Georgian Buildings of Bristol, (1952), 202

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