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Latitude: 51.4543 / 51°27'15"N
Longitude: -2.5992 / 2°35'57"W
OS Eastings: 358458
OS Northings: 172980
OS Grid: ST584729
Mapcode National: GBR C7K.3J
Mapcode Global: VH88M.WQR0
Plus Code: 9C3VFC32+P8
Entry Name: Numbers 15 to 19 and Attached Front Area Railings
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202403
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380077
Location: Central, Bristol, BS1
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
ST5872NW ORCHARD STREET
901-1/15/153 (North West side)
08/01/58 Nos.15-19 (Consecutive)
and attached front area railings
Terrace of 5 houses, now offices. Dated on hopper 1721. Built
by John Price. Plasterwork by Joseph Thomas. Brick with
limestone dressings, brick party wall stacks and a pantile
mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style.
Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range, No.19
has a 4-window range. Articulated by rusticated pilasters
strips, broken out over moulded strings and parapet coping.
Doorways irreguarly spaced: No.15 between the right-hand
windows, No.16 to the right, No.17 to the left with a
left-hand narrow hall window, No.18 to the right and No.19
between the left-hand windows; fluted pilasters below scrolled
stone brackets to pediments, a broken segmental pediment to
No.19, wooden frames with rectangular overlights and glazing
bars, wrought-iron lamp-holders to Nos 15 & 18, and 8-panel
doors. 6/6-pane sashes in exposed frames, No.15 has keyed
stone architraves and 3/6-pane second-floor sashes. Low
segmental-arched basement hatches. 3 dormers each.
INTERIOR: entrance halls with panelled partitions,
fully-panelled rooms with cornices; fluted pilasters to hall
arches, and open dogleg stairs with steps to the rear from the
half-landings, column-on-vase balusters, moulded, ramped
rails, and wainscot; 6-panel doors, panelled shutters, and
carved fire surrounds. No.19 has a good open-well stair. No.15
has good Rococo plasterwork ceilings, probably by Joseph
Thomas, to the walls and soffits of the stair.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron front area railings
and gates with urn finials. Constructed to varying plans for
different clients, to common front dimensions.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 100; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 154).
Listing NGR: ST5845872980
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