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Number 10 and Attached Front Area Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4472 / 51°26'49"N

Longitude: -2.5921 / 2°35'31"W

OS Eastings: 358947

OS Northings: 172188

OS Grid: ST589721

Mapcode National: GBR C8N.Q2

Mapcode Global: VH88N.1W0G

Entry Name: Number 10 and Attached Front Area Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279683

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379672

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: St Mary Redcliffe with Temple, Bristol and St John the Baptist, Bedminster

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST5872 GUINEA STREET, Redcliff
901-1/42/1674 (South side)
08/01/59 No.10
and attached front area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)


Attached house. Dated 1718. For Captain Edmond Saunders. Brick
with limestone dressings and a pantile gabled roof.
Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys, basement
and attic; 2-window range.
Brick pilasters, moulded strings at each floor, and a moulded
coping to a Dutch gable with an acorn finial. Right-hand
doorway has scrolled timber brackets to a deep pediment, a
rectangular doorframe beneath a semicircular overlight with
curly top and plate glass, and a mid C18 door with 6 Gothick
panels. Rubbed-brick flat arches, with wavy arrisses on the
second floor, have keys carrying various motifs including
grotesque faces, fish, birds, fruit and a harp, to 6/6-pane
sashes; a smaller, possibly later sash in the gable. Rear
ground-floor 9/9-pane sash with thick glazing bars.
INTERIOR: remarkably complete, includes a flagged and
fully-panelled through passage divided by a semicircular arch
with Greek key soffit; a central framed newel stair with uncut
string, slim turned balusters, and straight toadback rails to
square newels; front ground-floor room has modillion cornice,
a fine eared fireplace with rocaille foliate decoration (see
No.18 Guinea Street, qv), and fielded, panelled shutters and
wainscot; rear ground-floor room is fully panelled, with a
very fine rocaille fireplace and overmantel flanked by slender
columns with acanthus capitals, and a cupboard to the side
with fluted cornice; fine moulded architraves to 6-panel
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: deep front area with steps down to the
basement has attached wrought-iron railings and capped piers.
Built for Captain Saunders, to whom the key motifs may relate,
and originally one house with Nos 11 & 12 (qv). A fine and
remarkably complete house.
(Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 156).

Listing NGR: ST5894772188

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

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