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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
Entry Name: Worcester House and Attached Front Area Railings and Piers
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202713
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380924
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
ST5773NW WORCESTER TERRACE, Clifton
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:
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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