THE CONCRETE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1202633
Date first listed:
03-Jun-1976
Statutory Address:
THE CONCRETE HOUSE, 4, THE RIDGEWAY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE CONCRETE HOUSE, 4, THE RIDGEWAY

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 57216 78411

Details

BRISTOL

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

II

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
380703
Legacy System:
LBS

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

Legal

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

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