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Numbers 1 and 1A and Attached Rear Basement Area Railings, Front Terrace and Balustrade Numbers 2 to 23 and Attached Rear Basement Area Railings, Front Terrace and Balustrade

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

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Latitude: 51.4526 / 51°27'9"N

Longitude: -2.6212 / 2°37'16"W

OS Eastings: 356933

OS Northings: 172804

OS Grid: ST569728

Mapcode National: GBR C2L.64

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JR4B

Plus Code: 9C3VF93H+2G

Entry Name: Numbers 1 and 1A and Attached Rear Basement Area Railings, Front Terrace and Balustrade Numbers 2 to 23 and Attached Rear Basement Area Railings, Front Terrace and Balustrade

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282314

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379388

Also known as: Numbers 1 And 1a And Attached Rear Basement Area Railings, Front Terrace And Balustrade Numbers 2 To 23 And Attached Rear Baseme
Cornwallis Crescent, Bristol

ID on this website: 101282314

Location: Hotwells, 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 Holy Trinity with St Andrew the Less and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

Tagged with: Architectural ensemble Crescent Georgian architecture

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901-1/13/834 (South East side)
08/01/59 Nos.1, 1A AND 2-23 (Consecutive)
and attached rear basement area
railings, front terrace and
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1A AND 1-23 (Consecutive))


Terrace of 24 houses. Begun 1791. Possibly designed by William
Paty. Work stopped 1793, completed 1827. Limestone ashlar
front, rear of render over brick with limestone dressings,
party wall stacks and slate mansard half-hipped roof.
Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys,
attic and basement; 3-window range.
A concave terrace with an ashlar garden front articulated by
giant pilasters to modillion cornice and parapet, and banded
ground floor with incised voussoirs to a plat band; Nos 1, 21
& 22 step forward. 6/9-pane first-floor sashes, 6/6-panes the
rest and various dormers.
Projecting vaulted basement forms a full-width terrace with a
rusticated front with large semicircular arches, and
balustrade. First-floor tented balconies with wrought-iron
pointed-arched railings and flat lattice stanchions; missing
from Nos 4 & 8.
Rear entrance elevation has right-hand entrances with Ionic
pilasters, entablature and cornice, semicircular-arched
doorways with plate-glass fanlights and 6-panel doors with
reeded bottom panels and corners cut from raised upper ones.
No.23 is 1-window range with 3-window left return and an early
C19 two-storey porch with a modillion cornice, a
semicircular-arched doorway with architrave and a good
teardrop fanlight with a lantern. 5 stepped voussoirs to
6/6-pane sashes; 2 dormers.
No.1A is 2 storeys, ashlar front and rendered rear as the
rest, with a 3-storey end entrance block with ground-floor
pilasters with incised Greek key, semicircular-arched openings
to the doorway, 2 first-floor windows, blocked to the left,
and single one above.
INTERIOR: entrance halls with a rear open dogleg stair with
stick balusters, banded, wreathed rail and curtail; full-width
front rooms; reeded architraves to 6-panel doors, panelled
shutters, and panelled double doors between ground-floor
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached rear basement area wrought-iron
railings with urn finials; attached ashlar wall and railings
extends from No.23 approx 30m E and S, with ashlar piers and
wrought-iron gates.
Planned as part of a much longer terrace including Nos 29-40
(qv). During the hiatus caused by the bankruptcy of the
developers in 1793, a right of way was formed between the 2
sections. 'One of the most ambitious schemes undertaken during
the heyday of speculative building in Bristol... ' (Ison).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 219; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 231).

Listing NGR: ST5692172800

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