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Numbers 27, 28 and 29 and Attached Front Area Railings and Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4537 / 51°27'13"N

Longitude: -2.5997 / 2°35'59"W

OS Eastings: 358422

OS Northings: 172915

OS Grid: ST584729

Mapcode National: GBR C7K.0R

Mapcode Global: VH88M.WQGG

Entry Name: Numbers 27, 28 and 29 and Attached Front Area Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380083

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

ST5872NW ORCHARD STREET
901-1/15/159 (South East side)
08/01/59 Nos.27, 28 AND 29
and attached front area railings and
gates
(Formerly Listed as:
ORCHARD STREET
(South side)
Nos.25-29 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Terrace of 3 houses. c1722. Brick with limestone dressings,
party wall stacks and a pantile roof. Early Georgian style.
Each of 3 storeys; 4-window range, No.27 of 3 windows.
Rusticated pilaster strips, moulded strings to each floor and
a coped parapet. Right-of-centre doorway to No.28 has fluted
pilasters to a bracketed broken segmental pediment, wooden
door frame and large 8-panel door; the outer houses have
left-hand doorways with moulded brackets to canopies,
rectangular overlights with lozenge glazing bars, and 6-panel
doors. Windows with keyed brick flat arches, and grotesque
carved keys to No.28 to 6/6-pane sashes, those to outer houses
in flush frames, with 9/9-panes to first-floor of No.29 and
second floor of No.27. Slate-hung segmental headed dormers.
The right return has a limestone ashlar C20 shop front,
rendered above with 2 first-floor sashes.
INTERIOR: No.28 has a very fine, fully-panelled entrance stair
hall, with an open-well stair to a balcony landing, with
column-on-vase balusters, fluted Corinthian newels, and a
ramped moulded rail, to a very wide curtail and wreathed rail
with an inlaid star; foliate carved brackets, and moulded
soffit; fluted Ionic pilasters to ground-floor
semicircular-arched doorway and foliate key, and Corinthian
pilasters to similar first-floor doorway; a dogleg rear
service stair; panelled rooms, cornices and 6-panel doors.
No.29 has a good dogleg stair.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area wrought-iron railings
and gates, curved in towards doorways.
Part of a good early Georgian terrace with the slightly
earlier Nos 25 & 26 (qv). The street was laid out in 1716, and
the houses built by speculative builders to varying plans for
different clients, and common elevations.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 100; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 152).


Listing NGR: ST5843172917

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

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