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Parkside Hotel

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

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Latitude: 51.4415 / 51°26'29"N

Longitude: -2.5608 / 2°33'38"W

OS Eastings: 361117

OS Northings: 171540

OS Grid: ST611715

Mapcode National: GBR CHQ.Q3

Mapcode Global: VH88V.K1K8

Entry Name: Parkside Hotel

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1201988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378919

Location: Bristol, BS4

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Brislington West

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Brislington St Christopher

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST67SW BATH ROAD, Brislington
901-1/56/426 (South East side)
08/01/59 Parkside Hotel
(Formerly Listed as:
Arno's Court Hotel)


House, formerly a convent, now hotel. 1760. Extended c1850.
Possibly by James Bridges, for the Quaker and copper smelter
William Reeve. Bath stone; roof not visible. Double-depth
plan. Classically-derived house with applied Gothick detail.
3 storeys; 7-window range. 2 full-height canted bays,
separated by the entrance; rusticated ground floor, plat
bands, successively narrower, at each floor and cornice level;
jutting crenellated parapet has corner blocks with sunken
quatrefoils. The entrance porch has a Gibbs surround with
frosted rustication and pediment containing a rocaille
cartouche, with a lancet arch inside and crenellated parapet
above, leading to side niches and a semicircular doorway;
round-headed niches with ogee mouldings above to each side;
the manner in which the porch meets the rest of the house
suggests it is a later addition.
Ground-floor windows are 6/6 sashes set back, with 3-part
segmented heads; similar sashes to first floor have an
architrave and ogee with trefoil moulding above, terminating
above the string in a finial; similar ogee over middle window,
but forming a cinquefoil over a semicircular opening flanked
by pilasters; smaller, 3/3 second-floor sashes; all have
interlacing tops.
Left-hand elevation has single range of blind windows to match
the front. Fenestration returns down right elevation for
7-window range, some blanked-off.
INTERIOR: originally had some of Thomas Stocking's finest
Rococo plasterwork, of which remains the fine trellised roses
and birds on the former Drawing Room ceiling, which also has
fielded shutters and moulded panels on the walls, an oval
centrepiece to stairwell ceiling, and cornices in entrance
hall. The staircase has been altered to a C19 imperial stair,
which fits in the original apsidal well.
Extended and converted to a convent c1850. Associated with the
Bath House, linked by a tunnel beneath the Bath Road but
removed to Portmeirion in 1957, Triumphal Arch (qv) and Black
Castle (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 166; Rowbotham T L S: Arno's Court
and the Black Castle: 1826-1827; Mowl T: To Build the Second
City: Bristol: 1991-).

Listing NGR: ST6111771540

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