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Engineer's House

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

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Latitude: 51.4587 / 51°27'31"N

Longitude: -2.6258 / 2°37'32"W

OS Eastings: 356616

OS Northings: 173491

OS Grid: ST566734

Mapcode National: GBR C1H.5Y

Mapcode Global: VH88M.FLPL

Plus Code: 9C3VF95F+FM

Entry Name: Engineer's House

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380697

Also known as: Camp House, Clifton

ID on this website: 101282070

Location: Clifton, 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

Tagged with: English country house

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901-1/7/1073 (East side)
08/01/59 Engineer's House


Formerly known as: Camp House THE PROMENADE.
House, now office. Signed and dated 1831. By Charles Dyer. For
Charles Pinney. Limestone ashlar, rendered rear, lateral and
ridge stacks, roof not visible. Double-depth plan.
Neoclassical style. 2 storeys, attic and basement; 6-window
A symmetrical front has a 1-window right-hand extension; the
central 3-window section set forward with clasping pilasters
to a cornice, and a parapet pierced by balustrade sections in
front of outer attic windows; full-width sill bands and
ground-floor impost band.
The centre has a full-width 2-storey pedimented portico with
2:1:1:2 columns, Tuscan below Ionic, separated by an
entablature, signed on the left end, with a thin string with
continuous guttae and balustrades between panelled dies on the
first floor.
Plain surrounds to central windows, outer tripartite windows,
on the first floor with pilaster jambs to pediments and curved
stone brackets to balconies, and small attic windows cut
through the frieze above; matching 2-storey right-hand block
with a bay below the balcony. Horned plate-glass sashes,
French windows to left-hand ground-floor and balcony windows.
Symmetrical 3-window left return has a central pedimented
porch with Doric columns and foliate tympanum; blind windows
above with sill band, over lateral stacks. The right-hand
return has 2 oriels and a recessed centre with stained-glass
window and curved balustrade to a French window. Rendered rear
elevation has full-height bays with curved sides to each end.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with niches in chamfered corners,
axial passage, a left-hand rear 2-storey stair hall with a
stone cantilevered open-well stair with cast-iron balusters
and anthemia, foliate newels and a curtail to wreathed rail,
and panelled wainscotting; central rear dogleg service stair
has cast-iron rails; front rooms have good gilded Greek
Revival-style cornices; panelled shutters and reveals to
6-panel doors; vaulted brick basement.
Part of an outstanding group of houses including Taylor
Maxwell House (qv), Promenade House (qv) and Trafalgar House
(qv) extending NW from Litfield House, Litfield Place (qv).
HISTORICAL NOTE: first owned by Charles Pinney, Mayor during
the Reform Bill riots of 1831, who reportedly had metal
shutters fitted to the upstairs rooms.
(Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 142; Gomme
A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History:
Bristol: 1979-: 267).

Listing NGR: ST5661673491

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