Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1202391

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994



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

District: City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Grid Reference: ST5755273656



ST5773NE OAKFIELD ROAD, Clifton 901-1/3/900 (South East side) 08/01/59 No.26 The White House (Formerly Listed as: OAKFIELD ROAD (South side) No.26 Central Electricity House)


Formerly known as: Oakfield House OAKFIELD ROAD Clifton. House, now offices. Dated 1850. By Charles Dyer. Stucco with limestone dressings, gable stacks, roof not visible. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. 2 storeys, basement and attic; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has an attic to the middle section, and 1-window outer blocks; a plain ground floor to a band, paired giant pilasters with foliate capitals to the centre, plain ones to the outside, a moulded first-floor sill band, frieze and cornice, and tall parapet with 3 sections of balustrade with slim column balusters over the windows. A large porch has columns to acanthus capitals and a dentil entablature, plate-glass overlight and C20 two-leaf doors; inscribed on the left side CHARLES DYER/1850. Windows have architraves and cornices, with consoles on the first floor, to 6/6-pane sashes. Small first-floor windows set between the pilasters have margin panes, and taller first-floor 4/4-pane sashes; 3/3-pane attic sashes. The side elevations have chimney breasts separated by a blind window, and stacks linked above the parapet by a semicircular arch, the right-hand one containing a section of balustrade. Rear elevation as the front, but with a central wide bow between the pilasters, with a tripartite window, a frieze of paterae and a balustrade above. INTERIOR: central hall with a left-hand stair well containing a good open-well winder stair, with stone treads and a smooth soffit, cast-iron balusters with anthemia, and a ramped rail supporting a late C19 lamp; to the left of the entrance is an enclosed service stair with a dogleg winder with stick balusters. First-floor fireplaces have paired pilasters and doors to the firebasket; cornices with palmettes, 4-panel doors and panelled shutters. Vaulted basement areas, and half-glazed doors to the front with margin bars. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 266; Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 143).

Listing NGR: ST5755273656


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

Legacy System number: 380034

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 266
Mowl, T, To Build a Second City, (1991), 143

End of official listing