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Chesterfield and Attached Front Garden Wall

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

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Latitude: 51.4536 / 51°27'13"N

Longitude: -2.6156 / 2°36'56"W

OS Eastings: 357322

OS Northings: 172920

OS Grid: ST573729

Mapcode National: GBR C3K.GR

Mapcode Global: VH88M.MQ3H

Plus Code: 9C3VF93M+FQ

Entry Name: Chesterfield and Attached Front Garden Wall

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280512

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379234

ID on this website: 101280512

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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901-1/14/775 (North side)
08/01/59 No.3
Chesterfield and attached front
garden wall
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)


Formerly known as: No.3 Clifton Court CLIFTON GREEN Clifton.
House, now nursing home. 1742. Possibly by William Halfpenny.
Limestone ashlar and copper-slag blocks, gable stacks and a
slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Palladian style. 2
storeys, attic and basement; 11-window range.
A fine symmetrical front has a pedimented 3-window centre
broken forward, and lower 3-window side wings; the centre has
a banded ground floor and 4 Ionic pilasters above to a
pulvinated frieze. Outer corners have rusticated ground-floor
quoin strips, quoins above, and parapet. Later pedimented
Tuscan porch to a 2-leaf door.
The centre has recessed ground-floor windows with cambered
heads, middle segmental and flanking plain pediments to the
second floor, with keyed architraves to the outer windows and
sunken panels over the second floor. The wings are set back,
with plain cornice bands and parapets. The right-hand has
enlarged ground-floor windows and blind ones above with keyed
architraves; the left-hand has similar surrounds, and a C19
right-hand doorway, now glazed, with a bracketed pediment.
Plate-glass sashes.
The right return to the main block is of copper-slag blocks
with brick window dressings, the left return is rendered. The
rear has two C19 canted bays.
INTERIOR: a good interior includes an entrance hall divided by
an elliptical arch with fluted pilasters from a central stair
hall, with a left-hand open dogleg stair with column
balusters, a moulded, ramped rail and wide curtail.
Fully-panelled right-hand rooms connected by an arch with
fluted Ionic pilasters, panelled, arched recesses, good marble
fire surrounds with rocaille woodwork, an eared overmantel in
the front room with foliate festoons and bracketed pediment;
doorways with raised pediment, and 4-panel mahogany doors.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached coursed rubble retaining wall
encloses front garden, with a left-hand blocked
semicircular-arched doorway with Gibbs surround.
A notable early villa development on the hilltop in Clifton,
with a good interior. The use of slag blocks in a polite house
is very uncommon.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 151; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 38).

Listing NGR: ST5732272920

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