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Ashley Down House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cotham, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4644 / 51°27'51"N

Longitude: -2.5985 / 2°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 358522

OS Northings: 174103

OS Grid: ST585741

Mapcode National: GBR C7F.9X

Mapcode Global: VH88M.XG58

Entry Name: Ashley Down House

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207684

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379425

Location: Bristol, BS6

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Cotham

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Matthew and St Nathanael

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST315874 COTHAM PARK, Cotham
901-1/35/1162 (North side)
04/03/77 No.16
Ashley Down House
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Cotham Lodge)


Marked on OS as Cotham Lodge.
House. c1850. Limestone ashlar, ashlar gable stacks and a
slate hip roof. Double-depth plan. Italianate style. 2 storeys
and attic; 3-window range.
A symmetrical front articulated forward slightly at the ends
and centre, with banded rustication to the ground floor to a
cornice, paired first-floor Tuscan pilasters to the projecting
sections, a frieze, modillion cornice and parapet between
dormer openings.
A deep, central, flagged Corinthian portico has 2 pairs of
columns to an entablature, over a doorway with an architrave
to a 2-leaf half-glazed door. Tripartite ground-floor windows
have 6/6-pane sashes down to the ground, flanked by 1/1-pane
sashes; first-floor windows above have shouldered architraves
and console cornices to 6/6-pane sashes.
To the right is a lower windowless block with projecting
centre, rusticated ground floor and panelled first floor, a
central niche and a C20 inserted 2/2-pane sash to the left
Left return in 3 sections articulated by paired pilasters, has
the pedimented centre break forward with an eagle on top, and
a single-storey stone conservatory with tall casements with
glazing bars, and a balustrade.
INTERIOR: C20 glazed screen to a large central hall with
modillion cornice, divided by a flat arch on acanthus consoles
from a good open-well stair with moulded string and soffit,
cast-iron balusters, and curtail with wreathed rail; back
stairs to the right have stick balusters and column newels;
6-panel doors with panelled reveals, a good stained-glass rear
stair window, and 8-panel shutters.

Listing NGR: ST5852274103

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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