NUMBER 12 AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1206485
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
NUMBER 12 AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS, 12, DOWRY SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBER 12 AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS, 12, DOWRY SQUARE

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 57036 72639

Details

BRISTOL

ST5772NW DOWRY SQUARE, Hotwells 901-1/14/1429 (East side) 08/01/59 No.12 and attached front area railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.12)

GV II*

House, now school. Dated 1750. Possibly designed by Thomas Paty. Built by Richard Matthews. Roughcast with limestone dressings, gable stacks and a pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and bsement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a moulded coping. The doorway has curved steps up, and shallow blocked jambs and a stepped key to an 8-panel door. Cambered heads with 5 stepped voussoirs, with a console pediment to the centre on the first floor and a console cornice to the second floor above, to 6/6-pane ground- and first-floor sashes, with thick bars on the first floor, and 3/6-panes on the second; late C18 timber canted bay to the right has 8/8-pane sashes in flush frames. Rear elevation has a central shallow, gabled stair block. INTERIOR: entrance passage divided by a semicircular arch with key and cornice, rear dogleg stair with uncut string, column balusters and paired newels, and a ramped, moulded rail; plain fire surrounds, 4-panel doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area walls, railings and piers. Dowry Square was laid out by George Tully in 1720, and building continued until 1750. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 105; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 156).

Listing NGR: ST5703672639

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
379535
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 105
Ison, W, The Georgian Buildings of Bristol, (1952), 156

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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