ST VINCENT'S PRIORY AND ATTACHED WALL AND RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208254
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1977
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
ST VINCENT'S PRIORY AND ATTACHED WALL AND RAILINGS, SION HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST VINCENT'S PRIORY AND ATTACHED WALL AND RAILINGS, SION HILL

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 56679 72919

Details

BRISTOL

ST5672NE SION HILL, Clifton 901-1/13/1038 (East side) 04/03/77 St Vincent's Priory and attached wall and railings (Formerly Listed as: SION HILL St Vincent's Priory, No.2 Sion Villas)

GV II

Attached house. c1820. Stucco and limestone dressings, and a slate cross-gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Picturesque Gothic style. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 1-bay range. A symmetrical gabled front has a right-hand single-storey porch with moulded coping, 2-centred arched doorway with splayed reveals to an 8-panel door, foliate spandrels, ST VINCENTS PRIORY inscribed above, and sphinxes on the coping. Elaborate 3-light bows to the gable: tall lancets on the ground floor have 3/2-pane sashes with margin panes, separated by colonnettes with moulded capitals and draped female figures supporting the second-floor bowed oriel. This has a moulded base, French windows separated by panelled mullions with gableted tops, paired to the sides. Third floor as the ground, with 5-pane windows, hoodmoulds and colonnettes with draped male figures to the coved eaves, with wrought-iron railings of pointed arches to the balcony in front. Gabled right return has 1-window range of cross windows. INTERIOR not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached squared rubble wall extends approx 8m to the right with railings on top the same as the balcony. HISTORICAL NOTE: built over caves of supposedly Christian significance, hence the symbolic decoration. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 285).

Listing NGR: ST5667972919

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
380554
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 285

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 08 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03802/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Cyril N. Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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