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Numbers 1 to 14 (Consecutive) Royal Promenade and Attached Front Basement Railings

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

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Latitude: 51.4557 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -2.6174 / 2°37'2"W

OS Eastings: 357196

OS Northings: 173146

OS Grid: ST571731

Mapcode National: GBR C3K.10

Mapcode Global: VH88M.LN4Y

Plus Code: 9C3VF94M+72

Entry Name: Numbers 1 to 14 (Consecutive) Royal Promenade and Attached Front Basement Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380765

ID on this website: 101218827

Location: Clifton Wood, 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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901-1/8/1079 (North West side)
08/01/59 Nos.1-14 (Consecutive)
Royal Promenade and attached front
basement railings


Terrace of 14 houses. 1845-53. By J Marmont. Limestone ashlar
with lateral and party wall stacks, roof not visible.
Double-depth plan. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement;
3-window range.
A composed 'palace front' terrace has raised, projecting end
and middle 6 houses, the middle 4 breaking forward again, with
clasping rusticated pilasters to the corners to a deep
bracketed cornice, and moulded coped attic. Banded ground
floor to a cornice and continuous first-floor stone balcony on
large scrolled brackets with a pierced balustrade, ground- and
first-floor sill bands and second-floor plat band.
Right-hand semicircular-arched doorways with eared architraves
and large keys, to fanlights and 4-panel doors with roundels.
Semicircular-arched ground-floor windows have shouldered
architraves with faceted keys, set in raised panels, with
aprons. Architraves to upper windows, set in raised panels
with aprons on second floor; those in the central section have
first-floor console dentil cornices, and second-floor
semicircular heads with ears and shoulders with aprons;
2/2-pane sashes.
The attic has a continuous semicircular-arched arcade with
imposts, blind except for 3-light outer windows to each house.
The middle section has a taller attic with windows set in
recesses, 5 each side of a large central heraldic panel with
lion and unicorn flanking a shield.
The end houses have entrances in the returns: No.1 has a
single-storey porch with a semicircular-arched doorway,
projecting jambs and parapet, and 3-window range to the side,
all blind; No.14 has a central 2-storey porch, windows as the
front, with a balcony to the left-hand side, and blind attic
arcade. INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front basement area cast-iron
balustrade. An advanced terrace design contemporary with
Vyvian Terrace, but brought much more together to form the
effect of a single palatial edifice. Well situated to the side
of the square with a deep flagged pavement in front.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 260; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 51; Mowl T: To Build The Second City:
Bristol: 1991-: 166).

Listing NGR: ST5719673146

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