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Latitude: 51.4512 / 51°27'4"N
Longitude: -2.6196 / 2°37'10"W
OS Eastings: 357038
OS Northings: 172654
OS Grid: ST570726
Mapcode National: GBR C2L.KM
Mapcode Global: VH88M.JSYC
Entry Name: Number 11 and Attached Front Basement Railings and Piers
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282299
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379534
Location: Bristol, BS8
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Clifton Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5772NW DOWRY SQUARE, Hotwells
901-1/14/1428 (North side)
and attached front basement railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Attached house. 1746. By George Tully. Built by Richard
Matthews. Limestone ashlar and render over brick, brick gable
and party wall stacks and a pantile double-pile roof.
Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 3-window range.
One half of a pair with rusticated pilaster strips, moulded
ground- and first-floor bands and a moulded coping. The
doorway is placed symmetrically between 2 ground-floor
windows, with fluted Ionic pilasters to a pulvinated frieze
and segmental pediment, and 8-panel door. Windows with
cambered heads and keyed architraves to 6/6-pane sashes, some
with thick bars, and a single hipped dormer. The right-hand
elevation has 5-window range of 6/6-pane sashes in flush
frames and 3 slate-hung dormers.
INTERIOR: a good interior, details include a large entrance
hall divided by a panelled elliptical arch from a rear
open-well stair with uncut string, column balusters and a
ramped moulded rail. Fine first-floor right-hand room divided
by a shallow arch with reeded and fluted jambs, rocaille fire
surround with rope-moulded cast-iron baskets, 6- and 2-panel
doors, cornices and panelled shutters; brick-paved basement
has a niche with a tap, hood for hearth and fire surround and
bread oven. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached walls, piers and
wrought-iron basement area railings.
Dowry Square was laid out by Tully in 1720, and building
continued until 1750. Each side had a 5-window middle house
and outer 3-window ones, of brick, now altered and mostly
rendered, to various designs.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 105; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 157).
Listing NGR: ST5703872654
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