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Numbers 18-21 and Attached Area Railings

A Grade I Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4615 / 51°27'41"N

Longitude: -2.5851 / 2°35'6"W

OS Eastings: 359447

OS Northings: 173776

OS Grid: ST594737

Mapcode National: GBR CBG.9Y

Mapcode Global: VH88N.4JQG

Entry Name: Numbers 18-21 and Attached Area Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380187

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashley

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Paul's

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul
901-1/6/1903 (East side)
08/01/59 Nos.18-21 (Consecutive)
and attached area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
PORTLAND SQUARE
(East side)
Nos.18-21 (Consecutive))

GV I

Terrace of 4 houses. 1789-1820. No.21 completely rebuilt
c1970. By Daniel Hague. Limestone ashlar, brick stacks and
slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style.
Each of 3 storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range. Half of
a formal composition interupted by St Paul's Church (qv), the
end houses project slightly and No.21 has an ashlar attic;
rusticated ground floor, pilasters from the first-floor plat
band to a modillion cornice and parapet. Left-hand doorcases
have Ionic columns and modillion pediments, batswing fanlights
and 6-panel doors; rusticated voussoirs to the ground-floor
windows and plain voussoirs above, to 6/6-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: largely rebuilt behind the facade; No.21 was
destroyed c1940, and the current building is a replica, built
to complete the terrace.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas.
Forms part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful
square' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth
Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).


Listing NGR: ST5945273777

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

Description


BRISTOL

ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul
901-1/6/1903 (East side)
08/01/59 Nos.18-21 (Consecutive)
and attached area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
PORTLAND SQUARE
(East side)
Nos.18-21 (Consecutive))

GV I

Terrace of 4 houses. 1789-1820. No.21 completely rebuilt
c1970. By Daniel Hague. Limestone ashlar, brick stacks and
slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style.
Each of 3 storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range. Half of
a formal composition interupted by St Paul's Church (qv), the
end houses project slightly and No.21 has an ashlar attic;
rusticated ground floor, pilasters from the first-floor plat
band to a modillion cornice and parapet. Left-hand doorcases
have Ionic columns and modillion pediments, batswing fanlights
and 6-panel doors; rusticated voussoirs to the ground-floor
windows and plain voussoirs above, to 6/6-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: largely rebuilt behind the facade; No.21 was
destroyed c1940, and the current building is a replica, built
to complete the terrace.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas.
Forms part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful
square' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth
Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).


Listing NGR: ST5945273777

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