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Terrace and Attached Front Area Railings and Gates

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4578 / 51°27'28"N

Longitude: -2.6173 / 2°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 357209

OS Northings: 173387

OS Grid: ST572733

Mapcode National: GBR C3J.27

Mapcode Global: VH88M.LM68

Entry Name: Terrace and Attached Front Area Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380794

Location: 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


BRISTOL

ST5773SW VYVYAN TERRACE, Clifton
901-1/8/1086 (South East side)
08/01/59 Nos.2-20 (Consecutive)
Terrace and attached front area
railings and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
VYVYAN TERRACE
Nos.2-20 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Terrace of 19 houses. 1832-46. Probably by RS Pope. Limestone
ashlar with lateral stacks, and slate double-pile and mansard
roofs. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. Each of 3
storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range.
A fine composed terrace has 9-window end and 12-window middle
sections stepped forward, with 12-window linking sections;
banded ground floor with inner doorways, a second-floor frieze
and cornice, attic storey to the forward sections and a
balustraded mansard between.
The middle section has outer houses with giant pilasters, and
a centre with recessed upper floors behind a giant Ionic
colonnade on plinths linked by balustrades, with stone
balconies behind to the second-floor windows. Architraves to
doorways, overlights with diagonal bars and 2-leaf 6-panel
doors.
The end sections like the centre but with attached columns to
the middle house and bowed stone balconies, and panelled jambs
and lintels to the doors. Linking sections have ground-floor
level with the ends, recessed upper floors with first-floor
stone loggias with square columns to an entablature, and a
balustrade in front of the mansard. Plain ground-floor
windows, architraves to the rest, tallest on the first floor,
to 6/6-pane sashes, 3/3-pane attic windows and casement
mansard windows.
The rear has large second-floor semicircular-arched 10/12-pane
stair lights. Balconies to the first floor with cast-iron
brackets and railings with anthemia. Vaulted brick cellars
beneath the front pavement.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with a semicircular arch, a party wall
stone dogleg stair with cast-iron balusters, first-floor rooms
linked by folding panelled doors, cornices, marble fireplaces,
panelled shutters and 6-panel doors.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front basement area cast-iron
railings and gates. One of the finest of the Regency Clifton
terraces, named after the infamous Tory MP Sir Richard Vyvyan.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 255; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 451;
Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 54;
Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 160-165).


Listing NGR: ST5720973387

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

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