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Numbers 12 and 13 and Attached Railings and Piers

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4606 / 51°27'38"N

Longitude: -2.6146 / 2°36'52"W

OS Eastings: 357396

OS Northings: 173695

OS Grid: ST573736

Mapcode National: GBR C3H.P7

Mapcode Global: VH88M.MKM4

Plus Code: 9C3VF96P+65

Entry Name: Numbers 12 and 13 and Attached Railings and Piers

Listing Date: 31 July 1970

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379042

Location: Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton Down

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton All Saints with St John

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/2/702 (East side)
31/07/70 Nos.12 AND 13
and attached railings and piers
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.12 AND 13)


Pair of attached houses. c1845. Limestone ashlar with party
wall stacks, roof not visible. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical
style. Each of 2 storeys and basement; 2-window range.
A fine composition with an Ionic tetrastyle-in-antis temple
front, with a full entablature and dentil pediment with scroll
and wreath in the tympanum. Set back behind is the house with
outer, lower 1-window entrance blocks with moulded parapet and
scrolled brackets to the sides of the centre, and open
entrances with subsidiary Ionic distyle-in-antis porches, to
recessed doorways with overlights and 2-panel doors.
Architraves to tripartite central ground-floor 4/4-pane
flanked by 2/2-pane sashes, the rest 6/6-pane sashes with
moulded cills. Side elevations have semicircular-arched stair
INTERIOR: No.13 has an entrance hall divided by an elliptical
arch with Ionic capitals, a right-hand stair flight with
turned balusters and curtail, central lateral first-floor
attic stair, ground-floor rooms connected by folding panelled
doors, a good marble fireplace with Ionic capitals, heavy
cornices, bracketed in the stair hall, panelled shutters and
6-panel doors.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached spear-headed front garden
railings, gates and 2 pairs of rusticated piers with pediment
caps. A particularly well resolved solution to the problem of
applying a Classical temple front to 2 houses. Built by the
developer of the whole street, the last house for himself. The
wreath was a favoured motif of RS Pope.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 268).

Listing NGR: ST5739673695

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