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St Nicholas' Almshouses

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

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Latitude: 51.4521 / 51°27'7"N

Longitude: -2.5937 / 2°35'37"W

OS Eastings: 358841

OS Northings: 172735

OS Grid: ST588727

Mapcode National: GBR C8L.C9

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0R5P

Plus Code: 9C3VFC24+RG

Entry Name: St Nicholas' Almshouses

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379882

ID on this website: 101209635

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

Tagged with: Architectural structure Almshouse

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901-1/16/596 (North side)
08/01/59 St Nicholas' Almshouses, Nos.1-10


Almshouses. 1652-6, extended C19, restored 1961 by Donald
Install. Render with limestone dressings, brick valley stacks
and pantile cross-gabled roof. Single-depth plan. 2 storeys
and attic; 11-window range. A long, regular range of equal
gables, with C19 three-gable right return, one set diagonally
across the corner. Entrance gable is slightly larger, 5 from
the left, with a bolection-moulded surround to an
ovolo-moulded timber-frame with heart-shaped chamfer stops,
and framed 15-panel door. 3-light ground-floor and 2-light
first-floor ovolo-moulded mullion windows have lattice-leaded
casements, with semicircular heads above the entrance, and
hoodmoulds to the first-floor and three C19 ground-floor
windows; small louvred windows in the gables beneath small
cornices, that over the entrance with a raised surround. The
gutters between the valleys give onto a full-width box gutter.
INTERIOR not inspected, but reported as being largely
remodelled in the restoration. The ceiling of the old chapel
above the entrance remains, a plaster barrel vault decorated
with figures, coat of arms and strapwork with arabesques and
birds, in manner of Vredeman de Vries (Gomme). The foundations
of a bastion of the City Wall were revealed during
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).

Listing NGR: ST5883172734

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