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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
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ST 56994 72556



ST5672NE HOTWELL ROAD, Hotwells 901-1/13/1446 (South East side) 08/01/59 Nos.289 AND 291 Dowry Parade


House, now pair of attached houses. 1763-4. Divided c1790. Built by Benjamin Probert and Robert Comfort, in the style of Thomas Paty. Red brick with limestone dressings, large brick party wall stacks and a pantile double-depth roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a moulded coping. Paired central doorways have raised ashlar surrounds with imposts and a cornice, semicircular arches with plate-glass fanlights and C20 doors. 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames, and 2 raking dormers; the middle windows across the party wall are blocked. Steps down to open basement areas, and arched cellars beneath the deep flagged pavement; formerly with railings. The rear elevation has a projecting full-height central hipped section across the party wall. INTERIOR: entrance hall with a semicircular arch on brackets, a rear dogleg stair with stick balusters, column newels and ramped rails, and 6-panel doors. HISTORICAL NOTE: Doorcases with Gibbs surrounds and pediments such as survive on the single-fronted houses in the parade were replaced when the houses were divided. Various speculative builders were involved, using designs similar to those employed by Thomas Paty. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 202; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 202).

Listing NGR: ST5699372553


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 202
Ison, W, The Georgian Buildings of Bristol, (1952), 202


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: 01 Aug 1999
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