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Cornwallis House

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4532 / 51°27'11"N

Longitude: -2.6199 / 2°37'11"W

OS Eastings: 357024

OS Northings: 172867

OS Grid: ST570728

Mapcode National: GBR C2K.HX

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JQVW

Plus Code: 9C3VF93J+73

Entry Name: Cornwallis House

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379397

Location: Clifton, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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901-1/14/842 (South side)
04/03/77 Cornwallis House
(Formerly Listed as:
La Retraite (Cornwallis House))


House, now flats. c1794, extended c1820. Limestone ashlar and
stucco, roof not visible. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian
style. 3 storeys and basement; 11-window range.
A symmetrical front has central C18 five-window block with the
middle 3 windows broken forward, and 3-window C19 wings set
back each side. The piano nobile ground floor has bowed
rustication to a plat band, first-floor sill band, cornice,
and parapet ramped up over the centre and with balustrades
over the windows.
A large C19 raised porch has a rusticated basement with 3
semicircular-arched openings, separated by niches below paired
Ionic columns to an entablature; flights of steps each side
with Pennant dressings have cast-iron railings with diagonal
bars. Pennant stair flight to the right-hand wing with
wrought-iron railings. Semicircular-arched basement windows;
6/6-pane sashes, 3/3-panes to the second storey.
The stucco rear elevation has 1:3:1 C18 middle with quoins and
inner pilasters, plat band, first-floor sill band, and
cornice, doorway with a console cornice, rectangular fanlight
and 6-panel door; windows with architraves, keyed to the
centre, to 6/6-pane and 3/3-pane sashes. Projecting ashlar
outer blocks have inner semicircular-arched doorways, and
ground-floor windows set in elliptical-arched recesses linked
by an impost band.
INTERIOR: much altered; rear stair hall with a good mid C18
open-well stair with column-on-vase balusters with twisted
vases, 3 per tread, and a moulded ramped rail to a wide
curtail, second-floor stair with column balusters, and a
modillion cornice.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 263).

Listing NGR: ST5702472867

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