7 AND 8, KING STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1202326
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Statutory Address:
7 AND 8, KING STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
7 AND 8, KING STREET

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 58841 72708

Details

BRISTOL

ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre 901-1/16/599 (South side) 08/01/59 Nos.7 AND 8

GV II*

Pair of attached houses, now offices. 1665, partly refenestrated C18, restored 1976. Rendered timber box frame with rubble party wall to No.6 and pantile roof. Single front and rear rooms to each with central stairs each side of the party wall. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. 2 equal gables to the street have shallow jetties with moulded fascia boards to first and second floors, with deep tiled overhanging pents to the first floor and the upper floors of No.7, and boxed eaves. Wide steps up to central paired doorways with moulded frames, No.7 has a framed 9-panel door, No.8 with 6 raised panels. No.7 has paired 10/10-pane ground-floor sashes, a C17 canted 2-storey oriel above with mullion and transom casements, and 4/4-pane horizontal sliding sash to the attic, in flush frames; No.8 has a ground-floor bay with 3 mullion and transom windows and glazing bars, 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames above, 2 to the first and second floors and 1 to the attic. 2 raking dormers over the stair wells face into the valley. Similar rear elevation, with ovolo-moulded mullion windows and leaded casements to the upper floors of No.7, which is slate-hung. INTERIOR: central winder newel stairs set against the party wall, with half splat balusters, and ball finials to No.7; No.8 has an early-mid C18 dogleg stair on the ground floor to the rear, with uncut string, column-on-vase balusters, column newels, and matching panelled wainscot; first-floor front room of No.7 has fleur-de-lys plaster ceiling decoration; collar beam trusses with C19 braces. During restoration, it was found that the oak studding and bracing was largely from reused ships' timbers, and some of the laths were barrel staves. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).

Listing NGR: ST5883672707

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
379861
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 83

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: 23 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15522/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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