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Dowry Parade

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4505 / 51°27'1"N

Longitude: -2.6202 / 2°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 357000

OS Northings: 172568

OS Grid: ST570725

Mapcode National: GBR C2L.FW

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JSPY

Plus Code: 9C3VF92H+5W

Entry Name: Dowry Parade

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379809

Location: Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/13/1444 (South East side)
08/01/59 Nos.285 AND 287
Dowry Parade
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.285 AND 287
Dowry Parade)


House, now pair of attached houses. 1763-4. Divided c1790.
Built by Benjamin Probert and Robert Comfort, in the style of
Thomas Paty. Red brick with limestone dressings, large brick
party wall stacks and a pantile double-depth roof.
Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 5-window range.
A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a
moulded coping. Paired central doorways have raised ashlar
surrounds with imposts and a cornice, semicircular arches with
plate-glass overlights and C20 doors. 5 stepped voussoirs to
6/6-pane sashes in flush frames, and 2 raking dormers; the
middle windows across the party wall are blocked. Steps down
to open basement areas, and arched cellars beneath the deep
flagged pavement; formerly with railings. INTERIOR not
HISTORICAL NOTE: doorcases with Gibbs surrounds and pediments
such as survive on the single-fronted houses in Dowry Parade
were replaced when the houses were divided. Various
speculative builders were involved, using designs similar to
those employed by Thomas Paty.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 202; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 202).

Listing NGR: ST5700672568

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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