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Latitude: 51.4536 / 51°27'12"N
Longitude: -2.6248 / 2°37'29"W
OS Eastings: 356679
OS Northings: 172919
OS Grid: ST566729
Mapcode National: GBR C1K.DS
Mapcode Global: VH88M.GQ6J
Entry Name: St Vincent's Priory and Attached Wall and Railings
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1208254
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380554
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
ST5672NE SION HILL, Clifton
901-1/13/1038 (East side)
04/03/77 St Vincent's Priory and attached
wall and railings
(Formerly Listed as:
St Vincent's Priory, No.2 Sion
Attached house. c1820. Stucco and limestone dressings, and a
slate cross-gabled roof. Double-depth plan. Picturesque Gothic
3 storeys, attic and basement; 1-bay range. A symmetrical
gabled front has a right-hand single-storey porch with moulded
coping, 2-centred arched doorway with splayed reveals to an
8-panel door, foliate spandrels, ST VINCENTS PRIORY inscribed
above, and sphinxes on the coping. Elaborate 3-light bows to
the gable: tall lancets on the ground floor have 3/2-pane
sashes with margin panes, separated by colonnettes with
moulded capitals and draped female figures supporting the
second-floor bowed oriel. This has a moulded base, French
windows separated by panelled mullions with gableted tops,
paired to the sides. Third floor as the ground, with 5-pane
windows, hoodmoulds and colonnettes with draped male figures
to the coved eaves, with wrought-iron railings of pointed
arches to the balcony in front. Gabled right return has
1-window range of cross windows. INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached squared rubble wall extends
approx 8m to the right with railings on top the same as the
HISTORICAL NOTE: built over caves of supposedly Christian
significance, hence the symbolic decoration.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 285).
Listing NGR: ST5667972919
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