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Guardian Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4564 / 51°27'23"N

Longitude: -2.6206 / 2°37'14"W

OS Eastings: 356974

OS Northings: 173229

OS Grid: ST569732

Mapcode National: GBR C2J.BR

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JNFD

Entry Name: Guardian Court

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378930

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

ST5673SE BEAUFORT BUILDINGS, Clifton
901-1/7/692 (South side)
04/03/77 Guardian Court
(Formerly Listed as:
BEAUFORT BUILDINGS, Clifton Down
Clifton United Reformed Church)

II

United Reform chapel, now flats. 1868. By CF Hansom. Snecked
limestone ashlar, Pennant rubble with limestone dressings to
the apse and S side, and a slate roof. Cruciform plan with an
apse and NW chapel. Decorated Gothic Revival style.
Polygonal apse with 2-light windows below a circular light and
parapet of pierced trefoils. Steeply gabled N transept gable
has a large rose of 6 hexafoils round a central circle, with
setback buttresses to pinnacles; 6-bay N elevation of 2-light
windows beneath a drip, separated by deep buttresses with
crocketed gables, steep roof has decorative ridges and iron
finials; an octagonal chapel to the W has 2-light windows with
cinquefoils, deep corner gargoyles below the parapet and a
steep roof with lead crockets.
Steeply gabled W front is flanked by a wide S buttress with a
cinquefoil band at the base, and a stepped N buttress rising
to a buttressed octagonal pinnacle; in between are 3 open
arches with attached shafts and foliate capitals, fleurons to
the mouldings, and linked hoods with stops of mythical beasts;
above a zigzag strip is a 6-light Decorated window with blind
trefoil panels at the base, and a pierced oculus with trefoils
in the apex. Behind the arches, the porch has a polychromatic
sexpartite vault with finely carved foliate bosses; 3 arched
doorways, the N blind, and arches at either end, each of 2
orders with foliate capitals and detached shafts; in the
middle and the 2 side arches is a shouldered doorway, with
carved scenes of Christ teaching in the tympana.
INTERIOR not inspected, but previous list records 'plain
interior with hammerbeam roof.' A projected tower was never
built.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 314).


Listing NGR: ST5697473229

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