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Olbury House and Attached Front Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4601 / 51°27'36"N

Longitude: -2.6015 / 2°36'5"W

OS Eastings: 358306

OS Northings: 173626

OS Grid: ST583736

Mapcode National: GBR C6H.MG

Mapcode Global: VH88M.VKKK

Entry Name: Olbury House and Attached Front Railings

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380466

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton, St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5873NW ST MICHAEL'S HILL
901-1/4/275 (West side)
04/03/77 No.121
Oldbury House and attached front
railings
(Formerly Listed as:
ST MICHAEL'S HILL
(South West side)
No.121)

II

House, now offices. c1670, mid C18 fenestration and rear
block. Rendered with limestone dressings, gable stacks and a
pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan.
3 storeys and basement; 6-window range. A symmetrical front
has a parapet and 3 small coped gables, a coped left end gable
ramped up to the stacks, and a right-hand 1-window block set
back. A c1765 doorway has a Gibbs surround, a stepped key and
pediment, a good metal fanlight with a lantern, and a 6-panel
door. 2 pairs of widely-spaced ground-floor windows have
8/8-pane sashes, rectangular first-floor windows have 6/6-pane
sashes, and single 6/6-pane sashes in each gable.
INTERIOR: large entrance hall to good C17 rear open-well stair
with uncut string, turned balusters and moulded rail to square
newels with ball finials and pendants, and rear
semicircular-arched stair light with metal fanlight and
lantern fitted into the top sash; beams with ovolo mouldings
and roll stops; short C18 stair up to the right-hand block has
slender column-on-vase balusters, column newels and ramped
rail, with an elliptical arch at the bottom with panelled
soffit and Greek key mouldings, and semicircular-arched rear
stair light at the top with panelled soffit and shutters; mid
C18 fireplace with a rocaille panel and marble surround;
6-panel doors, 2-panel basement door and 6-panel metal safe
door.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached C19 wrought-iron front garden
railings with urn finials.
An uncommonly centralised plan for a late C17 house.


Listing NGR: ST5830673626

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

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