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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 57024 72867



ST5772NW CORNWALLIS GROVE, Clifton 901-1/14/842 (South side) 04/03/77 Cornwallis House (Formerly Listed as: CORNWALLIS GROVE La Retraite (Cornwallis House))


House, now flats. c1794, extended c1820. Limestone ashlar and stucco, roof not visible. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys and basement; 11-window range. A symmetrical front has central C18 five-window block with the middle 3 windows broken forward, and 3-window C19 wings set back each side. The piano nobile ground floor has bowed rustication to a plat band, first-floor sill band, cornice, and parapet ramped up over the centre and with balustrades over the windows. A large C19 raised porch has a rusticated basement with 3 semicircular-arched openings, separated by niches below paired Ionic columns to an entablature; flights of steps each side with Pennant dressings have cast-iron railings with diagonal bars. Pennant stair flight to the right-hand wing with wrought-iron railings. Semicircular-arched basement windows; 6/6-pane sashes, 3/3-panes to the second storey. The stucco rear elevation has 1:3:1 C18 middle with quoins and inner pilasters, plat band, first-floor sill band, and cornice, doorway with a console cornice, rectangular fanlight and 6-panel door; windows with architraves, keyed to the centre, to 6/6-pane and 3/3-pane sashes. Projecting ashlar outer blocks have inner semicircular-arched doorways, and ground-floor windows set in elliptical-arched recesses linked by an impost band. INTERIOR: much altered; rear stair hall with a good mid C18 open-well stair with column-on-vase balusters with twisted vases, 3 per tread, and a moulded ramped rail to a wide curtail, second-floor stair with column balusters, and a modillion cornice. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 263).

Listing NGR: ST5702472867


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Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 263


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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Date: 04 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06228/27
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