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Trafalgar House

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

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Latitude: 51.4596 / 51°27'34"N

Longitude: -2.6263 / 2°37'34"W

OS Eastings: 356584

OS Northings: 173590

OS Grid: ST565735

Mapcode National: GBR C1H.2M

Mapcode Global: VH88M.FKFX

Plus Code: 9C3VF95F+RF

Entry Name: Trafalgar House

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380702

ID on this website: 101282072

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

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901-1/1/1072 (West side)
08/01/59 Trafalgar House
(Formerly Listed as:
Avonhurst School, Trafalgar House)


House, now offices. c1830. Limestone ashlar with rendered
ground floor, lateral stacks and hipped and gabled roof, slate
to the front and pantiles the rear. Axial double-depth plan.
Neoclassical style.
3 storeys; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has a large, 2
storey, 3-window centre set forward, with a pedimented portico
on 4 banded square piers to an entablature, with moulded
semicircular arches with fluted keys on moulded corbels in
between; distyle-in-antis Tuscan colonnade above with panelled
square columns at the corners, to an entablature with metopes,
and dies with balustrade sections between; plain
segmental-arched ground-floor windows, architraves above, to
6/6-pane sashes.
Flanking 3-storey towers have pyramidal roofs, set back with
rusticated quoins to a banded frieze and bracketed overhanging
cornice; ground-floor loggias project to the front and sides,
3 square columns and responds with a balustrade above, open to
the left-hand doorway with a raised, battered surround and
2-leaf 8-panel door, and with a C20 door and glazing to the
right-hand side; single narrow upper windows with console
cornices on the first floor to 2/2-pane sashes, and
architraves and sill blocks on the second floor to 1/2-pane
The left return has a rear section with surrounds to blind
first- and second-floor windows, and below a
semicircular-arched attic window, and a pair of lateral
stacks. 3-storey rendered wing to right-hand side with C20
windows. Rear is rendered over Pennant stone basement.
INTERIOR: entrance lobby with marble and slate flags, to a
2-storey left-hand stair hall with a good stone cantilevered
open-well stair with foliate cast-iron balusters and large
curtail, windows with architraves and rope-moulded cills, and
a stone fire surround; axial passage with semicircular arches;
on the first floor a short stair with curved sides and
cast-iron balusters leads from the first-floor landing up to a
front lobby, with eared architraves and niches, and the
principal front room, with large modillion cornice and coved
eaves, and a fine marble fire surround with paired Ionic
columns; rear central stone dogleg service stair has cast-iron
railings; panelled shutters, and reveals to 6-panel doors.
An imaginative and imposing composition. Part of a remarkable
group of houses including Engineer's House (qv), Taylor
Maxwell House (qv) and Promenade House (qv) extending NW from
Litfield House, Litfield Place (qv). Possibly by Charles
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 267; Mowl T: To Build The Second
City: Bristol: 1991-: 162).

Listing NGR: ST5658473590

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