Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1208879

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Statutory Address: 31-34, PORTLAND SQUARE


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Statutory Address: 31-34, PORTLAND 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 59361 73716


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ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul 901-1/6/1905 (West side) 08/01/59 Nos.31-34 (Consecutive)


Terrace of 4 houses. 1789-1820. By Daniel Hague. Limestone ashlar with a slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range. Part of a symmetrical formal composition interrupted by Surrey Street. Rusticated ground floor, pilasters from first-floor plat band to cornice and parapet. Left-hand door cases have Ionic columns to entablature and pediment and batswing fanlights, 6/6-pane sashes and dormers; left-hand gable has semicircular-arched doorway and similar windows above with Gibbs surrounds. Only the ground floor of No.31 survives with the doorway filled in. INTERIOR: details in No.33 include segmental arches between ground-floor rooms, and curved dogleg stairs; restored c1980. Basement has segmental-arched vaults. Part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful Georgian square' (Gomme). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 209; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).

Listing NGR: ST5936373704


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Legacy System number: 380189

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Books and journals
Dening, C F W , The Eighteenth Century Architecture of Bristol, (1923), 53
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 209
Ison, W, The Georgian Buildings of Bristol, (1952), 209

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