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Dowry Parade

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4504 / 51°27'1"N

Longitude: -2.6203 / 2°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 356994

OS Northings: 172557

OS Grid: ST569725

Mapcode National: GBR C2L.FY

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JTM1

Entry Name: Dowry Parade

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379811

Location: Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

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

ST5672NE HOTWELL ROAD, Hotwells
901-1/13/1446 (South East side)
08/01/59 Nos.289 AND 291
Dowry Parade

GV II

House, now pair of attached houses. 1763-4. Divided c1790.
Built by Benjamin Probert and Robert Comfort, in the style of
Thomas Paty. Red brick with limestone dressings, large brick
party wall stacks and a pantile double-depth roof.
Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 5-window range.
A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a
moulded coping. Paired central doorways have raised ashlar
surrounds with imposts and a cornice, semicircular arches with
plate-glass fanlights and C20 doors. 5 stepped voussoirs to
6/6-pane sashes in flush frames, and 2 raking dormers; the
middle windows across the party wall are blocked. Steps down
to open basement areas, and arched cellars beneath the deep
flagged pavement; formerly with railings. The rear elevation
has a projecting full-height central hipped section across the
party wall.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with a semicircular arch on brackets,
a rear dogleg stair with stick balusters, column newels and
ramped rails, and 6-panel doors.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Doorcases with Gibbs surrounds and pediments
such as survive on the single-fronted houses in the parade
were replaced when the houses were divided. Various
speculative builders were involved, using designs similar to
those employed by Thomas Paty.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 202; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 202).


Listing NGR: ST5699372553

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

Description


BRISTOL

ST5672NE HOTWELL ROAD, Hotwells
901-1/13/1446 (South East side)
08/01/59 Nos.289 AND 291
Dowry Parade

GV II

House, now pair of attached houses. 1763-4. Divided c1790.
Built by Benjamin Probert and Robert Comfort, in the style of
Thomas Paty. Red brick with limestone dressings, large brick
party wall stacks and a pantile double-depth roof.
Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 5-window range.
A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a
moulded coping. Paired central doorways have raised ashlar
surrounds with imposts and a cornice, semicircular arches with
plate-glass fanlights and C20 doors. 5 stepped voussoirs to
6/6-pane sashes in flush frames, and 2 raking dormers; the
middle windows across the party wall are blocked. Steps down
to open basement areas, and arched cellars beneath the deep
flagged pavement; formerly with railings. The rear elevation
has a projecting full-height central hipped section across the
party wall.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with a semicircular arch on brackets,
a rear dogleg stair with stick balusters, column newels and
ramped rails, and 6-panel doors.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Doorcases with Gibbs surrounds and pediments
such as survive on the single-fronted houses in the parade
were replaced when the houses were divided. Various
speculative builders were involved, using designs similar to
those employed by Thomas Paty.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 202; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 202).


Listing NGR: ST5699372553

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