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30 AND 32, PORTLAND STREET (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4558 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -2.6218 / 2°37'18"W

OS Eastings: 356889

OS Northings: 173159

OS Grid: ST568731

Mapcode National: GBR C2J.2Z

Mapcode Global: VH88M.HNSW

Plus Code: 9C3VF94H+87

Entry Name: 30 AND 32, PORTLAND STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380197

Location: Clifton, Bristol, BS8

County: 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

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901-1/7/927 (North side)
Nos.30 AND 32


Includes: Nos.2-7 GLOUCESTER STREET Clifton.
Includes: Nos.2-6 JAMES PLACE Clifton.
13 attached houses. Early C19. Roughcast and black stucco with
limestone dressings, party wall stacks, and valley roofs.
Single-depth plan houses arranged to form a 3-sided court.
Each of 3 storeys; 1-window range, 2 windows to houses facing
Portland Street, with basements to Gloucester Street. 3
connected terraces, 2 with a house facing on to Portland
Street and backed by terraces of 3 to the SW and 2 to the NE
facing each other across a flagged court, linked by a terrace
of 6 across the back facing Gloucester Street.
Each house has a plinth, pilaster strips to a frieze, cornice
and parapet, with first- and second-floor sill bands; Nos 30 &
32 have central doorways, No.2 Gloucester Street linked to
No.1 and without a doorway, the rest are paired, with raised
surrounds and bracketed flat cornices, rectangular overlights
with margin panes to doors with 4 flush panels. Raised, keyed
surrounds with rounded corners, cornices and sill blocks,
plain second-floor surrounds, to horned 2/2-pane sashes with
margin panes; basement grilles to Gloucester Street. Wide
arched vaults to the Gloucester Street houses open into the
court. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rear
HISTORICAL NOTE: a unique arrangement with Carter's Buildings
(qv) of courtyard housing in Bristol. Courts were more common
from the late C18 in the fast-growing industrial towns of the
north. Shown on Donne's 1821 map.

Listing NGR: ST5688973159

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