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Latitude: 51.4625 / 51°27'44"N
Longitude: -2.6251 / 2°37'30"W
OS Eastings: 356668
OS Northings: 173906
OS Grid: ST566739
Mapcode National: GBR C1G.BL
Mapcode Global: VH88M.GH2Q
Entry Name: Eaton House and Attached Front Garden Walls, Piers and Gates glenavon and Attached Front Garden Walls, Piers and Gates
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205748
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379210
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
ST5673NE CLIFTON DOWN, Clifton
901-1/1/752 (North East side)
04/03/77 Eaton House and Glenavon and
attached front garden walls, piers
(Formerly Listed as:
Glenavon and Eaton House)
Pair of attached houses. 1853. Limestone ashlar with ridge
stacks and pantile and slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan.
Italianate style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement;
A symmetrical front has outer towers with attic storeys with
clasping rusticated quoin strips, modillion cornices and
panelled parapets, and similar strips flanking the middle
windows to wide timber segmental pediments; cornices above
each floor break out over the quoins, first-floor sill band,
and a modillion cornice linking the pediments. The towers have
open, keyed arches to tiled entrance lobbies with side niches,
and panelled, semicircular-arched timber doorways with
plate-glass fanlights and large 2-leaf 4-panel doors with
lozenge panels in the lower ones.
3 matching ground-floor windows have 2/2-pane sashes with
margin bars, and a blind one to the centre; first-floor
windows have strapwork balconies with panelled dies, bowed to
the towers, with 6/6-pane sashes; second-floor windows to the
tower have architraves with ears and curved shoulders and
segmental pediments, and square windows above with eared and
shouldered surrounds and 3/3-pane sashes.
The sides are rendered with a central tripartite stair light,
and projecting 4 storey towers to the back with linked oculi
to the attic. Rear elevation has an arcade of 16
semicircular-arched attic windows on square piers, and oculi
at the ends. INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached squared, coursed rubble walls to
front garden, battered to the base with bracketed coping,
ashlar piers and timber gates with decorative cast-iron
Part of a group of 4 imposing houses facing the Down.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 279).
Listing NGR: ST5666873906
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