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Ashley House and Attached Railings, Rear Wall and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Cotham, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4623 / 51°27'44"N

Longitude: -2.5945 / 2°35'40"W

OS Eastings: 358796

OS Northings: 173869

OS Grid: ST587738

Mapcode National: GBR C8G.5N

Mapcode Global: VH88M.ZH8V

Plus Code: 9C3VFC64+W6

Entry Name: Ashley House and Attached Railings, Rear Wall and Gate

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293111

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380569

Location: Cotham, Bristol, BS2

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Cotham

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Matthew and St Nathanael

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Description


BRISTOL

ST5873NE SOMERSET STREET, Kingsdown
901-1/5/1529 (South East side)
04/03/77 No.14
Ashley House and attached railings,
rear wall and gate
(Formerly Listed as:
SOMERSET STREET
No.14)

GV II

House. Late C18, part rebuilt C19. Brick with limestone
dressings, limestone ashlar rear elevation, pantile roof.
Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style.
3 storeys, basement and attic, 4 storey middle block; 7-window
range. 3 sections marked by pilasters to a cornice and
parapet, first-floor sill band, the left section rebuilt C19.
A C19 Doric portico to the left of the middle block with a
triglyph entablature and cornice, and a semicircular-arched
doorway with a wide door; above it is a full-height bow with
three 6/6-pane sashes, and a central door on the second floor;
central first-floor semicircular-arched stair light with
interlacing glazing bars; remaining windows have cambered
heads with 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes, plate-glass
to the left-hand block; a doorway to the far left with 5
stepped voussoirs. Steps down to the basement and cellars,
beneath the portico.
Ashlar rear elevation has a central section broken forward
with a full-height canted bay, pointed-arched doorway to the
right, and a good semicircular tented wrought-iron balcony
with batswing brackets.
INTERIOR: C19 glazed screen to a central hall, a segmental
arch to the right with acanthus brackets, a dogleg stair with
slender turned balusters, curtail and wreathed rail, and
modillion cornice; good built-in dresser in the basement rear
kitchen; panelled shutters, 6-panel doors.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Cast-iron spear-headed front basement
area railings; vaulted brick cellars in front below the road;
attached brick and squared coursed rubble garden wall to the
rear, with a Pennant pointed-arched doorway in the Dove Street
elevation with a small grille to the door.


Listing NGR: ST5879673869

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