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Freshford Kingston

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4577 / 51°27'27"N

Longitude: -2.6117 / 2°36'42"W

OS Eastings: 357597

OS Northings: 173370

OS Grid: ST575733

Mapcode National: GBR C4J.B9

Mapcode Global: VH88M.PM5C

Plus Code: 9C3VF95Q+38

Entry Name: Freshford Kingston

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219207

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380347

ID on this website: 101219207

Location: Victoria Park, 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, St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/9/984 (North side)
04/03/77 Nos.20 AND 21
Kingston and Freshford
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Nos.20 AND 21)


Pair of attached houses, now offices. 1833. By Charles Dyer.
Limestone ashlar with external and party wall stacks, and
slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. 2
storeys, attic and basement; 6-window range.
Principal front to Queen's Road in 2 sections: left-hand
section is symmetrical with projecting wings with banded
ground floor to a plat band, paired first-floor pilasters with
carved capitals set forward, to a moulded frieze, dentil
cornice and parapet with paired pilasters to a pediment and a
central panel with Greek key decoration; tripartite
ground-floor windows, first-floor windows with architrave and
pediment. In between a central tripartite window has broad
panelled jambs, below fluted Corinthian columns in a
distyle-in-antis recessed first-floor bay, containing a
pedimented tripartite window. Balconies have cast-iron
balustrades with palmettes.
The right-hand section has a central external stack with
first-floor pilasters, a central ground-floor window and
semicircular-arched first-floor windows either side of the
stack, with 2 attic windows cut through the frieze and cornice
The right-hand return has a left-hand 3-light full height bay
with curved sides, pedimented first-floor middle window with a
balustrade apron and panels over the flanking windows, and
pediment to right-hand window. The left-hand return has a
large semicircular-arched stair light with margin panes.
The rear entrance front is a near-symmetrical 4-window range,
with outer entrance porches to entrance sections that break
forward under shallow parapet pediments. Single-storey porch
to No.21 has panelled jambs and 6-panel door, and a balustrade
between dies, the deeper 2-bay porch to No.20 in matching
style; a wide second-floor panel across the centre.
Architraves, with pediments to outer first-floor windows, to
6/6-pane sashes; the left-hand end is set back with an
external stack.
INTERIOR: No.20, marble-flagged lobby with a half-glazed door
to an entrance hall and central lateral stair hall with Greek
Revival-style plaster decoration; a lateral top lit stone
cantilevered open-well stair has cast-iron balusters with
palmettes and a curtail; panelled reveals to 6-panel doors.
Part of a fine group of three 4-sided villas to the N side of
Richmond Hill, which "..set a new standard for suburban
aspirations." (Mowl).
(Mowl T: To Build the Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 160; Gomme
A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History:
Bristol: 1979-: 275).

Listing NGR: ST5759773370

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