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Latitude: 51.473 / 51°28'22"N
Longitude: -2.6279 / 2°37'40"W
OS Eastings: 356486
OS Northings: 175077
OS Grid: ST564750
Mapcode National: GBR C0B.QT
Mapcode Global: VH88M.D7LN
Entry Name: Numbers 40 and 42 and Attached Front Garden Walls and Ball Finials
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202201
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379516
Location: Bristol, BS9
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Stoke Bishop
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Stoke Bishop
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5775 DOWNLEAZE, Sneyd Park
901-1/31/1796 (South East side)
04/03/77 Nos.40 AND 42
and attached front garden walls and
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.45, 47 AND 36-42 (Even))
Pair of attached houses. 1898. By Henry Dare Bryan. Snecked
limestone rubble and dressings, tile-hung top floor, brick
ridge and diagonally-set external stacks and tiled gabled and
hipped roof. Queen Anne style. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys
and basement; 3-window range.
A well-detailed, near symmetrical front with projecting paired
central gables, and a matching gable in the Julian Road right
elevation. The entrance to the right of the gables has a large
Tuscan porch and a segmental-arched 2-leaf door with a lozenge
panel, that in the left return has an eared architrave with a
panel above to a 2-leaf ridged door.
Ground-floor stone-framed mullion and transom leaded
casements, timber first-floor windows with plate-glass
casements, leaded above the transoms, and second-floor
casements projecting slightly on small brackets. The
ground-floor is divided by a raked buttress to the party wall,
and 4-light windows either side with a central king mullion,
under a parapet with a cartouche; first-floor canted bays have
Ipswich windows, with tapering octagonal columns from the ends
of the parapet to the overhanging gable above; second-floor
4-light casements, under modillion eaves.
To the right, flanking the doorway, is a large chimney breast,
and to the left a ground-floor segmental bow window beneath a
balcony, with 3-light windows to the ground and first floors,
and a gabled second-floor eaves dormer.
INTERIOR: hall screen with stained-glass half-glazed door and
side lights, a tiled central hall, and a fireplace and
built-in dresser cupboards in the rear right-hand room; the
stairs were removed when the house was converted to flats.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front garden walls and piers
with ball finials. Strongly influenced by Norman Shaw's
Bedford Park, 1881.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 398).
Listing NGR: ST5648675077
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