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Mortimer House

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

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Latitude: 51.4559 / 51°27'21"N

Longitude: -2.619 / 2°37'8"W

OS Eastings: 357086

OS Northings: 173167

OS Grid: ST570731

Mapcode National: GBR C2J.PY

Mapcode Global: VH88M.KN9T

Plus Code: 9C3VF94J+89

Entry Name: Mortimer House

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202096

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379220

ID on this website: 101202096

Location: Clifton Wood, Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/8/763 (East side)
04/03/77 Mortimer House


House, now nursing home. c1760, altered mid C19. Limestone
ashlar with gable stacks and a slate hipped roof. Double-depth
plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys and basement; 9-window
A symmetrical front has parapeted single-storey 2-window
flanking wings which rise to 2 storeys further back, the
middle 3-window range breaks forward; rusticated ground floor
to a plat band, first-floor sill band, quoins above to a
modillion cornice, parapet and pediment to centre. The doorway
has a Gibbs surround with 3 large keys, bracketed cornice and
8-panel door, the top pair glazed. Ground-floor windows have
large keys, architraves above with sill blocks, to horned
plate-glass sashes.
An early C19 right-hand block set back is rendered, with 2
semicircular-arched doorways with imposts and keys, blocked
ground-floor window and cambered heads to 2 first-floor
6/6-pane sashes. Symmetrical rear elevation has canted mid C19
full-height bays at each end.
INTERIOR: largely mid C19 details, including an entrance hall
with stained-glass screen, rear open-well stair with column
balusters, curtail and wreathed rail, and plaster panels to
the walls, modillion cornice, and marble surrounds to
cast-iron fireplaces. Closely modelled on Clifton Hill House
(qv), 1746-50.

Listing NGR: ST5708673167

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