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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: 1202633



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: 03-Jun-1976

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380703

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ST5778 THE RIDGEWAY, Westbury On Trym 901-1/22/2080 (North side) 03/06/76 No.4 The Concrete House


House. 1935. By Connell, Ward and Lucas. Reinforced concrete with a flat roof. Axial double-depth plan. International style. 2 storeys and penthouse; 3-window range. Wide windows with steel frames and plate glass, separated by thin mullions, wrap round the left-hand corner; first-floor windows to the right set back to form a balcony with slender columns and a parapet above; a curved, flat porch roof on piloti to the doorway in left-hand entrance, below a full-height glazed stair bay to the penthouse; railings to the balcony and flat roof. INTERIOR: lateral passage, with original light fittings and door furniture, built-in cupboards, radio speakers, and curved flue in living room; glazed left-hand stair tower over the entrance; rear right-hand kitchen with service bells. HISTORICAL NOTE: a rare and significant early Modernist house, largely in its original condition and with garden. The first house in Britain constructed according to Le Corbusier's Dom-ino system. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 421; Gould J: Modern Homes of Britain: 1977-; Knobel L: Faber Guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: London: 1985-: 160).

Listing NGR: ST5721678411

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 421
Gould, J, Modern Houses in Britain 1919-1939, (1977), 160
Knobel, L, Faber Guide to Twentieth Century Architecture, (1985), 160

National Grid Reference: ST 57216 78411


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