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RAISED PAVEMENT, RAILINGS AND VAULTS FRONTING NUMBERS 1 TO 52 FOR APPROXIMATELY 330 METRES

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: RAISED PAVEMENT, RAILINGS AND VAULTS FRONTING NUMBERS 1 TO 52 FOR APPROXIMATELY 330 METRES

List entry Number: 1202516

Location

RAISED PAVEMENT, RAILINGS AND VAULTS FRONTING NUMBERS 1 TO 52 FOR APPROXIMATELY 330 METRES, ROYAL YORK CRESCENT

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

County:

District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380394

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Details

BRISTOL

ST5672NE ROYAL YORK CRESCENT, Clifton 901-1/13/1012 (North West side) 08/01/59 Raised pavement, railings and vaults fronting Nos.1-52 for approx 330 metres (Formerly Listed as: ROYAL YORK CRESCENT, Clifton (North West side) Nos.1-12, 12A AND 14-46)

GV II*

Raised pavement and vaulted cellars. Late C18/early C19. Limestone ashlar and Pennant flags. The pavement extends up to 10m in front of the crescent, with steps down through basement areas; each house has 3 segmental-arched vaults beneath. The front elevation of the pavement expresses the vaults in triple segmental-arched recesses, wider to the middle, most with later garage openings. The left-hand end curves in, with a flight of steps down, and there are 4 other sets of steps along the pavement before it comes to ground level at the right-hand end. INTERIOR: plain arched vaults. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached iron railings and stanchions extend the full width of the front wall. A prominent feature of what is reputed to be the longest terrace in Europe, and forming an important part of the view of Clifton from the S. HISTORICAL NOTE: the crescent was begun 1791 by James Lockier, probably to a design of William Paty, work stopped 1793, restarted 1809 and completed 1820.

Listing NGR: ST5692772928

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National Grid Reference: ST 56927 72928

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