PROMENADE HOUSE AND ATTACHED BASEMENT AREA RAILINGS AND WALLS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1202631
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Statutory Address:
PROMENADE HOUSE AND ATTACHED BASEMENT AREA RAILINGS AND WALLS, THE PROMENADE

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Location

Statutory Address:
PROMENADE HOUSE AND ATTACHED BASEMENT AREA RAILINGS AND WALLS, THE PROMENADE

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 56597 73528

Details

BRISTOL

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

GV II*

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
380700
Legacy System:
LBS

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

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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