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Promenade House and Attached Basement Area Railings and Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4591 / 51°27'32"N

Longitude: -2.6261 / 2°37'33"W

OS Eastings: 356597

OS Northings: 173528

OS Grid: ST565735

Mapcode National: GBR C1H.3T

Mapcode Global: VH88M.FLKB

Plus Code: 9C3VF95F+JH

Entry Name: Promenade House and Attached Basement Area Railings and Walls

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380700

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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Listing Text


901-1/1/1075 (East side)
08/01/59 Promenade House and attached
basement area railings and walls


Formerly known as: Fanum House THE PROMENADE Clifton Down.
Formerly known as: Sundon House THE PROMENADE Clifton.
House, now office. c1840. Possibly by Charles Dyer. Limestone
ashlar, rendered sides and rear, lateral and ridge stacks and
slate hipped and cross-gabled roof. Double-depth plan.
Neoclassical style.
2 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. A symmetrical
front has clasping giant pilasters to an entablature, and
parapet with a thin cornice; a wide, central 3-light bow
extends up to a full attic storey lit by a glazed drum, with
giant Corinthian pilasters to dentilled entablature, and
pilasters to the attic; plinth and first-floor string.
Architraves to the windows and central ground-floor French
window, with console pediments to the outer windows on the
ground floor.
A symmetrical right-hand return has giant pilasters flanking a
central porch, frieze between the outer pilasters, and a
central, gabled attic storey flanked by lateral stacks.
The porch has distyle-in-antis Ionic 3/4 columns to an
entablature, and panelled parapet with balustraded centre;
moulded semicircular-arched doorway has a plate-glass fanlight
and C20 door. Flanking ground-floor and central first-floor
windows have console pediments, outer first-floor windows
blind, and a tripartite attic window with 2/4-pane sash.
The rear elevation is similar to the right side, with the
middle set back, an entablature and parapet, and central attic
gable. A wide 3-light canted bay projects across the middle,
with central French window and flanking 6/9-pane sashes;
ground-floor windows have console cornices, pediment to the
central first-floor window, and semicircular-arched tripartite
attic window.
The left return in 3 sections, the left-hand one projecting,
with clasping pilasters, raised central attic storey, and
blind windows over lateral stacks.
INTERIOR: largely altered late C20: a round entrance lobby
with niches flanking the door, semicircular eared and keyed
arch to a central stair well, now containing a lift and C20
stair. Good Greek Revival-style ceiling mouldings to front and
left-hand rear rooms, marble fire surround to front right-hand
room with acanthus capitals, 4-panel doors and panelled
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached low curved walls to entrance,
cast-iron lattice railings to wide basement areas, and curved
Pennant steps from the front doorway.
A fine composition with facades to both sides of the corner.
Part of a remarkable group of houses including Taylor Maxwell
House (qv), Engineer's House (qv) and Trafalgar House (qv)
extending NW from Litfield House, Litfield Place (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 268; Mowl T: To Build The Second
City: Bristol: 1991-: 162).

Listing NGR: ST5659773528

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

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