LITFIELD HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT BASEMENT BALUSTRADES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1202354
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
LITFIELD HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT BASEMENT BALUSTRADES, 1, LITFIELD PLACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
LITFIELD HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT BASEMENT BALUSTRADES, 1, LITFIELD PLACE

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 56806 73377

Details

BRISTOL

ST5673SE LITFIELD PLACE, Clifton 901-1/7/879 (North side) 08/01/59 No.1 Litfield House and attached front basement balustrades (Formerly Listed as: LITFIELD PLACE, Clifton Down No.1 Litfield House)

GV II*

House, now surgery. Dated 1830. Signed Charles Dyer. Limestone ashlar with Pennant ashlar basement and rendered sides, lateral stacks and slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. 3 storeys and basement; 5-window range. A good symmetrical front has single-storey 1-window wings set back; a moulded plat band beneath paired pilasters between the windows with acanthus capitals, plain frieze, cornice and parapet, set forward twice over the pilasters. A large Pennant-flagged Greek Doric portico has an entablature with triglyphs, metopes to cornice and parapet with a balustraded centre and sides, signed to the right; narrow 3-pane windows flank a plain doorway with 2-leaf 6-panel doors with heavy rings. Single tripartite ground-floor windows have thin architraves to 6/6-pane and flanking 2/2-pane sashes; architraves above, with console cornices and bowed stone balconies with column balusters on the first floor, to 6/6-pane sashes. The wings have central sections set forward with full height windows and architraves, blind balustrades in the parapet above, 6/6-pane left-hand sash and C20 window to the right. Tooled Pennant ashlar basement, with tripartite windows. Returns have paired pilasters beneath 2 lateral stacks. Rear elevation is a 3-window range separated by paired pilasters above a plat band, the left third forming a shallow bow; tripartite outer ground-floor windows, central 9/9-pane stair sash, the rest have architraves to 6/6-pane sashes. INTERIOR: flagged lobby with pedimented doorway to rear central stair hall with cantilevered stone open-well stair, with cast-iron wide, moulded balusters and foliate newel. Ground-floor front right-hand room has a black marble fire surround with paired pilasters, and distyle-in-antis scagliola Ionic columns to the back, and doors to rear fully-panelled room with eared fire surround; left-hand front room has fine marble fire surround with Ionic columns and cast-iron fire basket; good plaster ceilings with Greek Revival-style mouldings, and arched recesses with coffered soffits in left-hand end room. First-floor bathroom has sunken bath and green marble panelling. Right-hand dogleg service stair has cast-iron stick balusters, with good early C20 cast-iron range in former basement kitchen. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front basement area balustrades. An outstanding example of an 1830s villa, forming the start of a fine collection of ashlar villas along Litfield Place, including Nos 8 & 9 (qv), and The Promenade. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 267; Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 142).

Listing NGR: ST5680673377

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
379942
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 267
Mowl, T, To Build a Second City, (1991), 142

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: 07 Apr 2002
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