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Raised Pavement, Railings and Vaults Fronting Numbers 1 to 52 for Approximately 330 Metres

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4537 / 51°27'13"N

Longitude: -2.6213 / 2°37'16"W

OS Eastings: 356927

OS Northings: 172928

OS Grid: ST569729

Mapcode National: GBR C2K.6Q

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JQ3G

Entry Name: Raised Pavement, Railings and Vaults Fronting Numbers 1 to 52 for Approximately 330 Metres

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380394

Location: Bristol, BS8

County: City of 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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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5672NE ROYAL YORK CRESCENT, Clifton
901-1/13/1012 (North West side)
08/01/59 Raised pavement, railings and vaults
fronting Nos.1-52 for approx 330
metres
(Formerly Listed as:
ROYAL YORK CRESCENT, Clifton
(North West side)
Nos.1-12, 12A AND 14-46)

GV II*

Raised pavement and vaulted cellars. Late C18/early C19.
Limestone ashlar and Pennant flags. The pavement extends up to
10m in front of the crescent, with steps down through basement
areas; each house has 3 segmental-arched vaults beneath. The
front elevation of the pavement expresses the vaults in triple
segmental-arched recesses, wider to the middle, most with
later garage openings. The left-hand end curves in, with a
flight of steps down, and there are 4 other sets of steps
along the pavement before it comes to ground level at the
right-hand end. INTERIOR: plain arched vaults.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached iron railings and stanchions
extend the full width of the front wall. A prominent feature
of what is reputed to be the longest terrace in Europe, and
forming an important part of the view of Clifton from the S.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the crescent was begun 1791 by James Lockier,
probably to a design of William Paty, work stopped 1793,
restarted 1809 and completed 1820.


Listing NGR: ST5692772928

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