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7 and 8, King Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4519 / 51°27'6"N

Longitude: -2.5937 / 2°35'37"W

OS Eastings: 358841

OS Northings: 172709

OS Grid: ST588727

Mapcode National: GBR C8L.CD

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0R5W

Entry Name: 7 and 8, King Street

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202326

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379861

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre
901-1/16/599 (South side)
08/01/59 Nos.7 AND 8

GV II*

Pair of attached houses, now offices. 1665, partly
refenestrated C18, restored 1976. Rendered timber box frame
with rubble party wall to No.6 and pantile roof.
Single front and rear rooms to each with central stairs each
side of the party wall. 3 storeys, attic and basement;
3-window range. 2 equal gables to the street have shallow
jetties with moulded fascia boards to first and second floors,
with deep tiled overhanging pents to the first floor and the
upper floors of No.7, and boxed eaves.
Wide steps up to central paired doorways with moulded frames,
No.7 has a framed 9-panel door, No.8 with 6 raised panels.
No.7 has paired 10/10-pane ground-floor sashes, a C17 canted
2-storey oriel above with mullion and transom casements, and
4/4-pane horizontal sliding sash to the attic, in flush
frames; No.8 has a ground-floor bay with 3 mullion and transom
windows and glazing bars, 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames
above, 2 to the first and second floors and 1 to the attic. 2
raking dormers over the stair wells face into the valley.
Similar rear elevation, with ovolo-moulded mullion windows and
leaded casements to the upper floors of No.7, which is
slate-hung.
INTERIOR: central winder newel stairs set against the party
wall, with half splat balusters, and ball finials to No.7;
No.8 has an early-mid C18 dogleg stair on the ground floor to
the rear, with uncut string, column-on-vase balusters, column
newels, and matching panelled wainscot; first-floor front room
of No.7 has fleur-de-lys plaster ceiling decoration; collar
beam trusses with C19 braces.
During restoration, it was found that the oak studding and
bracing was largely from reused ships' timbers, and some of
the laths were barrel staves.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).


Listing NGR: ST5883672707

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

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