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Numbers 22 to 28 and Attached Area Railings

A Grade I Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4615 / 51°27'41"N

Longitude: -2.586 / 2°35'9"W

OS Eastings: 359386

OS Northings: 173772

OS Grid: ST593737

Mapcode National: GBR CBG.2Y

Mapcode Global: VH88N.4J8H

Entry Name: Numbers 22 to 28 and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202444

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380188

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashley

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Paul's

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul
901-1/6/1904 (North side)
08/01/59 Nos.22-28 (Consecutive)
and attached area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
PORTLAND SQUARE
(North side)
Nos.22-28 (Consecutive))

GV I

Terrace of 7 houses. 1789-1820. By Daniel Hague. Limestone
ashlar, brick stacks and slate mansard roof. Double-depth
plan. Late Georgian style. Nos 23, 25 & 28 are 4 storeys;
4-window range, the rest 3 storeys; 3-window range, with
basements and attics.
A formal symmetrical composition in which the middle and end
houses project slightly; a rusticated ground floor, pilasters
from the first-floor plat band to a modillion cornice and
parapet; the centre has pilasters with bases and acanthus
capitals and a plain square-headed doorway with a fanlight in
a rectangular overlight.
Doorcases are placed toward the centre with Ionic columns and
modillion pediments, batswing fanlights and 6-panel doors;
rusticated voussoirs to the ground-floor windows and plain
voussoirs above, to 6/6-pane sashes; the end gables have a
large central semicircular-arched doorway with a Gibbs
surround, similar stair windows and lunettes above the
cornice, and openings either side with 5 stepped voussoirs.
Nos 23 & 24 completely rebuilt c1973 as replicas to complete
the terrace.
INTERIOR: details in No.27 include a central lateral stair
well top lit by a conical lantern, open-well stair with column
and urn balusters and curtail, fluted Tuscan and Corinthian
pilasters to semicircular and segmental hall arches with
panelled reveals, modillion cornices and panelled shutters.
The other houses have been largely remodelled c1980.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas. The
corner pilaster of No.28 is inscribed PORTLAND SQUARE and CAVE
STREET. Part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful
square' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 220; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth
Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).


Listing NGR: ST5936473790

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