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Numbers 1 to 14 (Consecutive) and Attached Front Area Railings

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

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Latitude: 51.4521 / 51°27'7"N

Longitude: -2.6233 / 2°37'23"W

OS Eastings: 356786

OS Northings: 172756

OS Grid: ST567727

Mapcode National: GBR C1L.R9

Mapcode Global: VH88M.HR1N

Plus Code: 9C3VF92G+VM

Entry Name: Numbers 1 to 14 (Consecutive) and Attached Front Area Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380690

Location: Clifton, Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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Description



BRISTOL

ST5672NE THE PARAGON, Clifton
901-1/13/1067 (West side)
08/01/59 Nos.1-14 (Consecutive)
and attached front area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
THE PARAGON
Nos.1-15 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Terrace of 14 houses. 1809-14. Built by John Drew. Completed
by Steven Hunter, who added the attic storeys. Limestone
ashlar, render, party wall stacks and slate mansard roofs.
Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style.
Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A sharp
convex crescent with entrance from the rear, has pilasters to
a cornice, and rusticated ground floor. 6/6-pane sashes,
9/9-panes to the first floor; various dormers, Nos 11-13 have
full attic storeys with sunken panels in the frieze.
First-floor tented wrought-iron balconies with lattice
railings and cast-lead ornament, and coved barge-boards with
Vitruvian scroll. A full-width projecting vaulted terrace walk
has a rubble front and balustrade.
Rendered rear entrance elevation has pilasters to a cornice
and parapet, rusticated ground floor, banded to Nos 11-13,
shallow first-floor impost and second-floor sill bands. Bowed
single-storey right-hand porches have long consoles to a
cornice, architraves to bowed 2-leaf 4-panel doors, the bottom
pair flush, and a sunken panel above. No.2 has no porch but a
semicircular-arched architrave, 5-pane fanlight and 6-panel
door. Architraves to full-height first-floor windows with
raised cornices, shouldered architraves to the second floor;
Nos 11-13 have full attic storeys with windows with small
aprons, cornices broken forward and moulded
semicircular-arched hoods above; 6/6-pane sashes, 3/3-pane to
raking dormers.
The left return is 3-window range with rusticated ground floor
and coped attic gable, blind ground-floor window, and a
single-storey porch with semicircular-arched doorway, 3-pane
fanlight and 6-panel door; wrought-iron basket balconies to
the first floor. INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area railings,
wrought-iron spear-headed railings to Nos 2, 3, 6 & 11,
cast-iron mid C19 barleysugar railings to the rest.
Forms part of the important view of Clifton from the S across
the Avon.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 219; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 235).


Listing NGR: ST5679172759

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