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Numbers 29 to 40 and Attached Basement Area Railings, Terrace, Balustrade, and Wall to Number 40

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4527 / 51°27'9"N

Longitude: -2.6188 / 2°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 357096

OS Northings: 172814

OS Grid: ST570728

Mapcode National: GBR C2L.R3

Mapcode Global: VH88M.KRD7

Entry Name: Numbers 29 to 40 and Attached Basement Area Railings, Terrace, Balustrade, and Wall to Number 40

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379393

Location: 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 Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5772NW CORNWALLIS CRESCENT, Clifton
901-1/14/835 (South side)
08/01/59 Nos.29-40 (Consecutive)
and attached basement area railings,
terrace, balustrade, and wall to
No.40
(Formerly Listed as:
CORNWALLIS CRESCENT
Nos.29, 30-40 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Terrace of 11 houses. Begun 1791. Possibly designed by William
Paty. Work stopped 1793, completed 1827. Limestone ashlar
front and render over brick to the rear, party wall stacks and
slate and pantile mansard half hipped roof. Double-depth plan.
Late Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement;
3-window range.
A concave terrace with an ashlar garden front articulated by
giant pilasters through a plat band to modillion cornice and
parapet, and banded ground floor; No.40 steps forward.
6/9-pane first-floor sashes, 6/6-panes the rest, and dormers.
Projecting vaulted basement forms a full-width terrace with a
rusticated front with large semicircular arches, and
balustrade. Some tented first-floor balconies with oval
wrought-iron railings.
Rear entrance elevations have left-hand doorways with Ionic
pilasters, entablature and cornice, semicircular arches with
fanlights and 6-panel doors with flush lower panels and upper
raised ones with cut out corners; blocked to No.38, 2-storey
porches to Nos 31 & 32, 33-39, bowed with rusticated ground
floors to Nos 34 & 39. No.40 breaks forward, with a larger
doorway. Cambered heads with 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane
sashes, No.40 has a central semicircular-arched stair window
with triple 2/6/6-pane sashes, 2 storey left-hand extension
with a modillion cornice.
INTERIOR: entrance hall and dogleg stair with stick balusters,
column newels and ramped rail and curtail; ground-floor rooms
interconnected by folding doors, full-width front rooms,
reeded architraves to 6-panel doors and panelled shutters.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear basement area wrought-iron
railings with urn finials, overthrow arches to Nos 30 & 40.
Attached rubble wall extends approx 50m from No.40 beside
Clifton Vale.
HISTORICAL NOTE: planned as part of a much longer terrace
including Nos 1-23 (qv). During the hiatus caused by the
bankruptcy of the developers in 1793, a right of way was
formed between the 2 sections. '...one of the most ambitious
schemes undertaken during the heyday of speculative building
in Bristol.' (Ison).
(Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 123; Gomme
A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History:
Bristol: 1979-: 223).


Listing NGR: ST5709672814

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