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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.


List entry Number: 1202631



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


District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380700

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ST5673NE THE PROMENADE, Clifton 901-1/1/1075 (East side) 08/01/59 Promenade House and attached basement area railings and walls


Formerly known as: Fanum House THE PROMENADE Clifton Down. Formerly known as: Sundon House THE PROMENADE Clifton. House, now office. c1840. Possibly by Charles Dyer. Limestone ashlar, rendered sides and rear, lateral and ridge stacks and slate hipped and cross-gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. 2 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has clasping giant pilasters to an entablature, and parapet with a thin cornice; a wide, central 3-light bow extends up to a full attic storey lit by a glazed drum, with giant Corinthian pilasters to dentilled entablature, and pilasters to the attic; plinth and first-floor string. Architraves to the windows and central ground-floor French window, with console pediments to the outer windows on the ground floor. A symmetrical right-hand return has giant pilasters flanking a central porch, frieze between the outer pilasters, and a central, gabled attic storey flanked by lateral stacks. The porch has distyle-in-antis Ionic 3/4 columns to an entablature, and panelled parapet with balustraded centre; moulded semicircular-arched doorway has a plate-glass fanlight and C20 door. Flanking ground-floor and central first-floor windows have console pediments, outer first-floor windows blind, and a tripartite attic window with 2/4-pane sash. The rear elevation is similar to the right side, with the middle set back, an entablature and parapet, and central attic gable. A wide 3-light canted bay projects across the middle, with central French window and flanking 6/9-pane sashes; ground-floor windows have console cornices, pediment to the central first-floor window, and semicircular-arched tripartite attic window. The left return in 3 sections, the left-hand one projecting, with clasping pilasters, raised central attic storey, and blind windows over lateral stacks. INTERIOR: largely altered late C20: a round entrance lobby with niches flanking the door, semicircular eared and keyed arch to a central stair well, now containing a lift and C20 stair. Good Greek Revival-style ceiling mouldings to front and left-hand rear rooms, marble fire surround to front right-hand room with acanthus capitals, 4-panel doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached low curved walls to entrance, cast-iron lattice railings to wide basement areas, and curved Pennant steps from the front doorway. A fine composition with facades to both sides of the corner. Part of a remarkable group of houses including Taylor Maxwell House (qv), Engineer's House (qv) and Trafalgar House (qv) extending NW from Litfield House, Litfield Place (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 268; Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 162).

Listing NGR: ST5659773528

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 268
Mowl, T, To Build a Second City, (1991), 162

National Grid Reference: ST 56597 73528


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