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Date Listed: 20 January 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 33608
OS Grid Reference: ST5630872928
OS Grid Coordinates: 356308, 172928
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4536, -2.6302
In the entry for:-
ST 57 SE ABBOTS LEIGH BRIDGE ROAD
The address shall be amended to read:
ST 57 SE LONG ASHTON BRIDGE ROAD
The following building shall be added to the list:-
ST 57 SE ABBOTS LEIGH BRIDGE ROAD
House, now college building. 1873 by J Foster and J Wood; SE
extension including music room by Sir Frank Wills, 1906.
Orange/red brick with limestone ashlar dressings; stone-coped
plain tile roof with carves finials; brick ridge and end stacks
with moulded stone cornicing to diagonally-set flues. Jacobethan
style. Double-depth front block with central stairhall of 2
storeys and attic, service wings to rear of one storey and attic
and SE extension (to right) of 2 storeys. Garden front of
symmetrical 5-window range with 3 gables facing and central 2-
storey stone porch. Panelled double doors set within rusticated
semi-circular arch and fine doorcase with barley-sugar classical
columns to segmental pediment broken by heraldic cartouche; 3-
light stone-mullioned and transomed windows to first floor are
framed by debased Ionic pilasters to carved frieze and openwork
parapet with corner urns. Lead rainwater goods with chevron
detailing. String courses to porch are continued across front,
linking heads and cills of windows. 2-light stone-mullioned and
transomed windows flank porch and similar 3-light windows to
projecting outer bays. The first-floor windows are crowned by
scrolled pediments with central cartouches, the windows flanking
porch having scrolled aprons. 2-light stone-mullioned attic
windows to gables, and hipped dormers. Other elevations are
treated in similar style, although mostly with smaller windows.
Left return has long bay window (probably 1906) with cartouche
in scrolled pediment and flanking Ionic columns with ob_elisk
finials to urns surmounting parapet. Rear elevation has cupola
surmounting boldly projecting stair tower; a one-storey corridor
links the service wing to a porch onto Bridge Road, this has a
similar semi-circular arch as the front porch, with flanking
debased Ionic columns to openwork parapet with spherical finials.
South-east wing in similar style, of 4-window range and strongly
articulated by Ionic columns with linking cornicing; 2-light
stone-mullioned and transomed windows in eared and lugged
architraves, with similar scrolled pediments to ground-floor
windows and front bay.
INTERIOR: features of 1873 include panelled doors, grand
stairhall with panelled doors and barley-sugar turned balusters
to open-well staircase, and debased classical-style fireplaces
with decorative tilework; windows with original turnbuckles and
fittings. Elaborate Jacobethan-style doorcase to rear corridor
articulated semi-circular arched arcades, blind to left side and
fenestrated to right. Panelled dining room to left, probably of
1906, with Jacobethan-style carving to friezes and overmantle,
fluted pilasters, fireplace with carved detail and coffered
ceiling. Music room to right, of 1906, has recess to right
(former organ chamber) and fireplace to rear set in arches with
blocked architraves: fireplace has reset early C17 carved
panelling to overmantle; fine strapwork plaster ceiling; very
fine Arts and Crafts frieze with pastoral scenes in the style of
Walter Crane. A prominent position next to Clifton Bridge.
Listing NGR: ST5630872928
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