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Worcester House and Attached Front Area Railings and Piers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4592 / 51°27'33"N

Longitude: -2.6171 / 2°37'1"W

OS Eastings: 357221

OS Northings: 173542

OS Grid: ST572735

Mapcode National: GBR C3H.4R

Mapcode Global: VH88M.LL96

Plus Code: 9C3VF95M+M5

Entry Name: Worcester House and Attached Front Area Railings and Piers

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202713

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380924

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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901-1/2/1146 (South side)
08/01/59 Nos.1-13 (Consecutive)
Worcester House and attached front
area railings and piers
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-13 (Consecutive))


Includes: No.12 CLIFTON PARK Clifton.
Terrace of 14 houses. 1851-3. By Charles Underwood. Limestone
ashlar with party wall and gable end stacks, roof not visible.
Neoclassical style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement;
3-window range, end houses are each 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 7-window range.
A fine formal terrace composition, with the end houses facing
at right angles to the terrace; the end pairs and middle 4
step forward, articulated 6:6:12:6:6, with a pilastrade to the
middle houses and clasping pilasters to the outer pairs.
Moulded plat band, first-floor sill band, a frieze of rosettes
and a dentil cornice, and attic storey with moulded coping.
Inner doorways, paired at the centre, have recessed surrounds,
2-pane overlights and 2-leaf 2-panel doors. The outer pairs
have plain ground-floor windows, inner ones have rosettes to
recessed lintels; architraves to taller first-floor windows,
all with 6/6-pane sashes, and incised surrounds to 3/3-pane
attic sashes. A continuous first-floor slate balcony has
cast-iron brackets and bowed railings.
The end houses have set back side entrances facing the terrace
front, with single-storey Ionic distyle porches, No.13 with
early C20 glazing, to semicircular-arched doorways with
fanlights, and balustrades above. The entablature continues
round the end elevations: 3:1:3 windows, the centre projecting
with a 3-light bow, and clasping pilasters; tripartite windows
between subordinate pilasters on the first floor, and a raised
parapet with a balustrade, ground-floor windows recessed.
INTERIOR: wide entrance hall with a semicircular arch to a
party wall dogleg stair with turned balusters and curtail,
some with stone treads; principal rooms linked by folding
panelled doors, with Greek Revival cornices and ceilings;
panelled reveals to 6-panel doors, panelled shutters.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached spear-headed cast-iron front
area gates and railings, and capped piers to No.13. A complete
terrace with much of its iron railing complete, and finely
situated on a raised Pennant pavement: a '... very good Late
Grecian terrace' (Pevsner).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 255).

Listing NGR: ST5722173542

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