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The Colonnade and Attached Front Garden Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4528 / 51°27'10"N

Longitude: -2.6262 / 2°37'34"W

OS Eastings: 356580

OS Northings: 172835

OS Grid: ST565728

Mapcode National: GBR C1L.21

Mapcode Global: VH88M.FRG4

Entry Name: The Colonnade and Attached Front Garden Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208848

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379824

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 Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/13/1464 (East side)
08/01/59 Nos.414-420 (Even)
The Colonnade and attached front
garden railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.414-420 (Even)
The Colonnade)


Terrace of 4 houses. 1786. Built by Samuel Powell, not
completed. Brick with limestone dressings, brick party walls
stacks and a pantile hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Mid
Georgian style. Each of 2 storeys; 3-window range.
A concave crescent of 2 near-symmetrical pairs has the
first-floor projecting on a Tuscan colonnade with a timber
entablature, stone cornice and parapet, the ground floor set
back and articulated by fluted timber pilasters to the
openings. Each pair has an outer entrance with 6-pane
overlight, reeded transom and 6-panel door, the upper 4 raised
with cut out corners; fluted sill band below two 8/8-pane
sashes. Projecting first floor has 5 stepped voussoirs to
6/6-pane sashes and wrought-iron basket baconies with arched
railings and quatrefoils. No.418 has a later attic storey set
back. No.414 is wider with a third ground-floor window to the
right and 4 first-floor windows.
INTERIOR: ground floor with full-width front room, an open
flat arch to a raised rear room, and a side dogleg winder
stair with stick balusters and a ramped rail.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron spear-headed
railings and gates to flagged pavement below the colonnade and
to the front garden. HISTORICAL NOTE: erected by Samuel Powell
as a row of shops, not completed, for visitors to the hot
wells. A unique arrangement in Bristol.
(Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 213;
The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and
Bristol: London: 1958-: 438).

Listing NGR: ST5658072835

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