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Nursery Villas

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4661 / 51°27'57"N

Longitude: -2.6118 / 2°36'42"W

OS Eastings: 357596

OS Northings: 174302

OS Grid: ST575743

Mapcode National: GBR C4F.99

Mapcode Global: VH88M.PD3Y

Plus Code: 9C3VF98Q+C7

Entry Name: Nursery Villas

Listing Date: 21 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428858

Location: Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton Down

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton All Saints with St John

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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(North side)
Nos 9, 11 and 11A Nursery Villas


House, extended to a pair of attached houses, now three. c1670, altered c1820, and extended 1976. Rubble with cement stucco, brick end lateral, rear external and cross axial stacks and pantile hipped roof. single-depth plan with rear left-hand wing. 2 storeys and basement; 6-window range. EXTERIOR: Near symmetrical parapetted front with full-height canted bays to each end and ground-floor canted bays at either side of the party wall, good segmental-arched doorways to the inner side of the outer bays, with radial fanlights and margin lights, and reeded surrounds to 6 panel doors with flush lower panels. 2- and 3-light early C20 mullion windows. Rear has an external stack to No 9, irregular fenestration of 6/6 and 3/3-pane sashes in flush frames including an 6/6-pane sash stair light and paired 6/6- pane sashes to No 11.
INTERIOR: No 9 has an entrance hall to a rear late C19 open well stair with turned balusters and large newels, front rooms each side with cornice, small modillions to the right hand rooms; C20 king post roof, and rear cellar with shallow vault. Inserted fireplaces. No 11 not inspected but reported to have a good early C19 cantilevered stair with cut string and brackets, curved to the top, with balusters of paired rods, curtail and column newel with a wreathed handrail with inlaid star; 6-panel doors. Low ceiling heights with cased beams.
Historical note: Believed to have been built c1670, and used as a nursery early C19. Of interest as a late C17 fam1house in an area developed from the mid C18, and for the architectural interest of the entrances and the stair, a type only found in a very few c1820 Bristol houses. An advertisement of 1827 for John Miller, Nurseryman, Seedsman and Florist, shows the square outer bays.

Listing NGR: ST5759674302

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