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The Old Deanery, Cathedral School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4512 / 51°27'4"N

Longitude: -2.6013 / 2°36'4"W

OS Eastings: 358309

OS Northings: 172644

OS Grid: ST583726

Mapcode National: GBR C6L.NM

Mapcode Global: VH88M.VSMB

Entry Name: The Old Deanery, Cathedral School

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025060

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379308

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/15/65 (South side)
08/01/59 The Old Deanery, Cathedral School
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Cathedral Church, Chapter House,
Cathedral School, Cloisters and Old


House, now school. Late C17/early C18, ground-floor front mid
C19. Red sandstone rubble, C19 limestone ashlar ground floor,
rubble left-hand exterior stack, right-hand lateral stack and
left-of-centre ridge stack, pantile roof.
Double-depth plan. 3 storey, attic and basement; 7-window
range. A 5-window symmetrical range set apart to the right of
the ridge stack, and matching 2-window section to the left,
with a full-width course of limestone ashlar over the
first-floor windows; the right-hand section has a C19
full-width bay with mullion and transom 5-light left-hand and
6-light right-hand windows, an open Tudor arch with foliate
spandrels, drip, gargoyles and a crenellated parapet, stepped
up to a central gabled panel with a heraldic shield. To the
left is a C19 two-storey canted bay with tiled roof and
3-light mullion and transom windows. 6/6-pane sashes in flush
frames and timber lintels, taller on the first floor, and 4
hipped dormers with plate-glass casements.
The left return has a wide central section set forward, rising
up to an exterior stack on the front gable; a 4-light mullion
and transom window, and small second floor 4/4-pane sash. The
right return is an irregular 3-window range, with a right-hand
C17 cross window to the first floor with a drip mould, and
second-floor 3-light mullion and transom window; to the left
various blocked windows above a first-floor drip: 4 small
semicircular-arched openings, second-floor paired windows with
chamfered reveals, and third-floor paired windows with part of
a trefoil head.
The rear elevation has 4 gables: the later and wider
right-hand gable is blind below the second floor with
fragments of arched jambs, a second-floor 3/3-pane sash, and
small attic window; to the left is an 8/8-pane first-floor
stair sash and 4/4-pane second-floor sash. The 2 left-hand
gables have red sandstone ashlar blocks below a drip and 2
courses of limestone ashlar to the second floor. The roof has
end gables to the front section and swept eaves, with the 4
gables extending back to the rear.
INTERIOR: connected through to the Cathedral School (qv).
Mostly mid C18 details, including panelled ground-floor rooms,
a rear central stair hall divided by 2 elliptical arches on
fluted pilasters, the rear one adjoining a framed newel stair
with continuous newels, uncut string and turned balusters and
a moulded rail; the attic has C17 collar trusses with butt

Listing NGR: ST5830972644

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