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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 58841 72735



ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre 901-1/16/596 (North side) 08/01/59 St Nicholas' Almshouses, Nos.1-10 (Consecutive)


Almshouses. 1652-6, extended C19, restored 1961 by Donald Install. Render with limestone dressings, brick valley stacks and pantile cross-gabled roof. Single-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 11-window range. A long, regular range of equal gables, with C19 three-gable right return, one set diagonally across the corner. Entrance gable is slightly larger, 5 from the left, with a bolection-moulded surround to an ovolo-moulded timber-frame with heart-shaped chamfer stops, and framed 15-panel door. 3-light ground-floor and 2-light first-floor ovolo-moulded mullion windows have lattice-leaded casements, with semicircular heads above the entrance, and hoodmoulds to the first-floor and three C19 ground-floor windows; small louvred windows in the gables beneath small cornices, that over the entrance with a raised surround. The gutters between the valleys give onto a full-width box gutter. INTERIOR not inspected, but reported as being largely remodelled in the restoration. The ceiling of the old chapel above the entrance remains, a plaster barrel vault decorated with figures, coat of arms and strapwork with arabesques and birds, in manner of Vredeman de Vries (Gomme). The foundations of a bastion of the City Wall were revealed during restoration. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).

Listing NGR: ST5883172734


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Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 83


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: 12 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/05999/09
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