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2 to 9, Albermarle Row and attached front basement area railings and piers

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

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Latitude: 51.4509 / 51°27'3"N

Longitude: -2.6223 / 2°37'20"W

OS Eastings: 356853

OS Northings: 172613

OS Grid: ST568726

Mapcode National: GBR C1L.ZR

Mapcode Global: VH88M.HSKN

Plus Code: 9C3VF92H+83

Entry Name: 2 to 9, Albermarle Row and attached front basement area railings and piers

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282410

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378823

ID on this website: 101282410

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

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ALBERMARLE ROW (north west side)
Nos.2-9 (consecutive) and attached front basement area railings and piers

(Formerly listed as ALBEMARLE ROW, previously listed as: ALBEMARLE ROW (north west side) Nos.1-9 (Consecutive))


Terrace of eight houses. Dated 1763. Probably by Thomas Paty. For John Webb. Brick with limestone dressings, party wall stacks and pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. Each of three storeys, attic and basement; five-window range, Nos 6 and 7 of three windows.

A partially composed terrace that steps irregularly down the hill, articulated by rusticated pilaster strips to a cornice broken over the pilasters, and parapet; No.5 has the middle three windows set forward under a pediment with rusticated quoins, and Webb's monogram with 1762 in the tympanum. Central doorways have console pediments over Gibbs surrounds with split keys and angled outer voussoirs, some with rectangular overlights with pointed-arched panes, and six-panel doors; No.5 has a raised lozenge to the lower part. Nos 6 and 7 have right-hand doorways and, with No.4, have console pediments and plain architraves. No.8 shares a five-window front with No.9, formerly entered from the right return. Five stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes, with thick bars to No.5, and cambered heads to the basement; hipped dormers.

INTERIOR: No.8, large entrance hall divided by an elliptical arch with fluted pilasters from a fine rear open-well stair with wide curtail, column-on-vase balusters three per tread, ramped, moulded rail and matching wainscot; modillion cornice, six-panel doors and panelled shutters. No.4 has an open dogleg stair with uncut string, column balusters and moulded rail.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: good attached wrought-iron railings with urn finials and capped piers, Nos 4-7 have scrolled panels to the middle and to the gates, and scrolled brackets beside the doorway to No.5.

'...Bristol's first full-blooded attempt at a terrace conceived as a palace facade...', (Gomme) although the north side of Dowry Square (1748) had an accentuated centrepiece. Built as lodging houses for visitors to the hot wells.

(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 201; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 198).
Listing NGR: ST5684672593

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