NUMBERS 29 TO 40 AND ATTACHED BASEMENT AREA RAILINGS, TERRACE, BALUSTRADE, AND WALL TO NUMBER 40

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1207461
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 29 TO 40 AND ATTACHED BASEMENT AREA RAILINGS, TERRACE, BALUSTRADE, AND WALL TO NUMBER 40, 29-40, CORNWALLIS CRESCENT

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 29 TO 40 AND ATTACHED BASEMENT AREA RAILINGS, TERRACE, BALUSTRADE, AND WALL TO NUMBER 40, 29-40, CORNWALLIS CRESCENT

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 57096 72814

Details

BRISTOL

ST5772NW CORNWALLIS CRESCENT, Clifton 901-1/14/835 (South side) 08/01/59 Nos.29-40 (Consecutive) and attached basement area railings, terrace, balustrade, and wall to No.40 (Formerly Listed as: CORNWALLIS CRESCENT Nos.29, 30-40 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Terrace of 11 houses. Begun 1791. Possibly designed by William Paty. Work stopped 1793, completed 1827. Limestone ashlar front and render over brick to the rear, party wall stacks and slate and pantile mansard half hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A concave terrace with an ashlar garden front articulated by giant pilasters through a plat band to modillion cornice and parapet, and banded ground floor; No.40 steps forward. 6/9-pane first-floor sashes, 6/6-panes the rest, and dormers. Projecting vaulted basement forms a full-width terrace with a rusticated front with large semicircular arches, and balustrade. Some tented first-floor balconies with oval wrought-iron railings. Rear entrance elevations have left-hand doorways with Ionic pilasters, entablature and cornice, semicircular arches with fanlights and 6-panel doors with flush lower panels and upper raised ones with cut out corners; blocked to No.38, 2-storey porches to Nos 31 & 32, 33-39, bowed with rusticated ground floors to Nos 34 & 39. No.40 breaks forward, with a larger doorway. Cambered heads with 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes, No.40 has a central semicircular-arched stair window with triple 2/6/6-pane sashes, 2 storey left-hand extension with a modillion cornice. INTERIOR: entrance hall and dogleg stair with stick balusters, column newels and ramped rail and curtail; ground-floor rooms interconnected by folding doors, full-width front rooms, reeded architraves to 6-panel doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear basement area wrought-iron railings with urn finials, overthrow arches to Nos 30 & 40. Attached rubble wall extends approx 50m from No.40 beside Clifton Vale. HISTORICAL NOTE: planned as part of a much longer terrace including Nos 1-23 (qv). During the hiatus caused by the bankruptcy of the developers in 1793, a right of way was formed between the 2 sections. '...one of the most ambitious schemes undertaken during the heyday of speculative building in Bristol.' (Ison). (Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 123; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 223).

Listing NGR: ST5709672814

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
379393
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 223
Mowl, T, To Build a Second City, (1991), 123

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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