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Freshford kingston

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

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

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

Location: Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton Down

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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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5773SE RICHMOND HILL, Clifton
901-1/9/984 (North side)
04/03/77 Nos.20 AND 21
Kingston and Freshford
(Formerly Listed as:
RICHMOND HILL
(North side)
Nos.20 AND 21)

GV II

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
above.
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description


BRISTOL

ST5773SE RICHMOND HILL, Clifton
901-1/9/984 (North side)
04/03/77 Nos.20 AND 21
Kingston and Freshford
(Formerly Listed as:
RICHMOND HILL
(North side)
Nos.20 AND 21)

GV II

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
above.
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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