WORCESTER HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1202713
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
1-13, WORCESTER TERRACE
Statutory Address:
12, CLIFTON PARK
Statutory Address:
WORCESTER HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS, WORCESTER TERRACE

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Location

Statutory Address:
1-13, WORCESTER TERRACE
Statutory Address:
12, CLIFTON PARK
Statutory Address:
WORCESTER HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS, WORCESTER TERRACE

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 57221 73542

Details

BRISTOL

ST5773NW WORCESTER TERRACE, Clifton 901-1/2/1146 (South side) 08/01/59 Nos.1-13 (Consecutive) Worcester House and attached front area railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: WORCESTER TERRACE Nos.1-13 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Includes: No.12 CLIFTON PARK Clifton. Terrace of 14 houses. 1851-3. By Charles Underwood. Limestone ashlar with party wall and gable end stacks, roof not visible. Neoclassical style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range, end houses are each 3 storeys, attic and basement; 7-window range. A fine formal terrace composition, with the end houses facing at right angles to the terrace; the end pairs and middle 4 step forward, articulated 6:6:12:6:6, with a pilastrade to the middle houses and clasping pilasters to the outer pairs. Moulded plat band, first-floor sill band, a frieze of rosettes and a dentil cornice, and attic storey with moulded coping. Inner doorways, paired at the centre, have recessed surrounds, 2-pane overlights and 2-leaf 2-panel doors. The outer pairs have plain ground-floor windows, inner ones have rosettes to recessed lintels; architraves to taller first-floor windows, all with 6/6-pane sashes, and incised surrounds to 3/3-pane attic sashes. A continuous first-floor slate balcony has cast-iron brackets and bowed railings. The end houses have set back side entrances facing the terrace front, with single-storey Ionic distyle porches, No.13 with early C20 glazing, to semicircular-arched doorways with fanlights, and balustrades above. The entablature continues round the end elevations: 3:1:3 windows, the centre projecting with a 3-light bow, and clasping pilasters; tripartite windows between subordinate pilasters on the first floor, and a raised parapet with a balustrade, ground-floor windows recessed. INTERIOR: wide entrance hall with a semicircular arch to a party wall dogleg stair with turned balusters and curtail, some with stone treads; principal rooms linked by folding panelled doors, with Greek Revival cornices and ceilings; panelled reveals to 6-panel doors, panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached spear-headed cast-iron front area gates and railings, and capped piers to No.13. A complete terrace with much of its iron railing complete, and finely situated on a raised Pennant pavement: a '... very good Late Grecian terrace' (Pevsner). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 255).

Listing NGR: ST5722173542

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
380924
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 255

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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