ST5673SE CLIFTON DOWN, Clifton
901-1/7/740 (North side)
08/01/59 Nos.1-9 (Cons) Harley Place,
attached front railings and garden
wall to side
(Formerly Listed as:
Harley Place, Nos.1-9 (Cons))
Terrace of 9 houses. 1788, partly altered c1840. Limestone
ashlar with tooled Pennant ashlar basements, party wall
stacks, and slate and pantile mansard roofs. Double-depth
plan. Late Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 3-window range.
An irregularly-stepped terrace, Nos 2, 3, 6 & 7 set forward,
articulated by pilasters to a thin string and cornice with
small balls to the top cyma moulding, missing from No.2, and
rusticated ground floor to a band; Nos 5, 8 & 9 not
rusticated, possibly altered mid C19.
Pairs of houses have paired semicircular-arched inner doorways
with deeply-set doors and banded reveals, Nos 1-5 and 7 & 8
have metal batswing fanlights, No.6 teardrop fanlight, to
6-panel doors with raised upper panels, Nos 4-9 with cut out
corners. Doorway to No.5 in a semicircular-arched recess, and
rectangular recesses to the ground-floor windows, linked by an
impost band. Nos 6 & 7 have rectangular recesses to the
doorway and keyed incised voussoirs like the windows.
No.8 is lower, with a ground-floor arcade of
semicircular-arched recesses linked by an impost band, and 2
wrought-iron lantern brackets over the doorway. No.9 has a
coped attic storey, a ground-floor arcade of
semicircular-arched recesses, left-hand flat-headed doorway
with a good rectangular overlight with central round and
flanking lozenge metal glazing bars and a lantern; a large
3-light first-floor window set in a segmental-arched recess,
with niches each side below round sunken panels and panel
aprons; second-floor sill band, upper windows in rectangular
recesses; balcony has mid C19 cast-iron railings with Greek
Revival motifs, and second-floor basket balconies.
Windows with 6/6-pane sashes, full-depth on the first-floor,
with 9/9-pane sashes on No.4; 2 dormers. Tented first-floor
balconies have cast-iron lattice railings and stanchions.
Segmental-arched basement windows. Rear elevations have
semicircular-arched stair sashes, Nos 2, 3 & 7 have bowed
INTERIOR: entrance halls divided by semicircular arches, to
rear open dogleg stairs with stick balusters and curtails,
6-panel doors, and panelled shutters.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron spear-headed
basement area railings and gates with urn finials, and Pennant
ashlar piers; squared, coursed Carboniferous limestone walls
to front pavement, raised and curved round at E end with
railings; red sandstone rubble wall extends approx 50m along
Shares details such as door surrounds with Beaufort Buildings
(qv) on the opposite side of the Downs, and called Beaufort
Buildings on Donnes' 1821 map. Possibly planned as a composed
terrace with raised centre and end sections.
(Donne: Plan of Bristol, Clifton and the Hotwells: Bristol:
Listing NGR: ST5689373380