DOWRY PARADE

Overview

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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Location

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

Details

BRISTOL

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)

GV II

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
379809
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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