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Latitude: 51.4545 / 51°27'16"N
Longitude: -2.6101 / 2°36'36"W
OS Eastings: 357703
OS Northings: 173014
OS Grid: ST577730
Mapcode National: GBR C4K.PF
Mapcode Global: VH88M.QP0T
Plus Code: 9C3VF93Q+RX
Entry Name: Stoneleigh House
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202317
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379836
Location: Bristol, BS8
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton
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
ST5773SE JACOB'S WELLS ROAD
901-1/9/126 (West side)
04/03/77 Stoneleigh House
Formerly known as: Hill's Almshouses JACOB'S WELLS ROAD.
Almshouses. Dated 1867. By Charles Hansom. Red Pennant snecked
rubble, limestone dressings, ashlar ridge, lateral and
exterior stacks, and a tiled cross gabled roof with decorative
ridge tiles. Single-depth E-shaped plan, with rear chapel.
Tudor Gothic Revival style.
2 storeys; 10-window range. A near-symmetrical front has
projecting end gables and central full-height hipped porch,
and a flush raised area between the wings with a balustrade in
5 sections of trefoil-headed arches.
The porch has diagonal ground-floor buttresses, a 2-centred
arched blocked doorway with hood stops, and a 3-light mullion
and transom window above with carved shield panels. The wings
have roll-top copings to the gables and inner sub-gables,
heraldic finial with iron flag to the left one, and an
exterior stack to the right. Mullion and transom windows with
metal casements and stopped label moulds: the left gable has 2
ground-floor cross windows and a blind inner 2-centred arched
window with attached columns, and a first-floor canted oriel
with moulded base and upper panels with carved shields, and a
steep weathered top. Right gable has a similar inner arched
window, and two 1-light windows to the left of the stack.
Either side of the porch are 3-light windows, and inner
1-light windows, and in the returns are inner 2-centred arched
doorways, and 2-light arcades of 2-centred arched windows
The right return has a 5-window range, with a right-hand
full-height canted bay with a steep hipped roof, 2 cross
windows to the left, and two 2-light windows to the middle
with a central plaque. Moulded eaves with carved heads. The
rear has projecting gables, linked by a 2-storey 9-bay
cast-iron verandah of 2-centre arches with trefoils in the
spandrels, a panelled screen below the first-floor windows,
all now with C20 glazing.
Doorways inside to individual flats have 2-centre arches and
strap hinges. The chapel has coped gables with gableted
kneelers, sill band, E window with shallow 2-centre arch and
3-light tracery window, and three 3-light side windows with
ogee heads. Stacks have corbelled cornices and chamfered
INTERIOR: extensively remodelled and modernised; chapel roof
obscured. Carries the Merchant Venturer's arms, and known as
TW Hill's almshouses.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 316).
Listing NGR: ST5770373014
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