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Latitude: 51.4832 / 51°28'59"N
Longitude: -2.5291 / 2°31'44"W
OS Eastings: 363358
OS Northings: 176158
OS Grid: ST633761
Mapcode National: GBR CQ7.T5
Mapcode Global: VH88H.3ZVC
Entry Name: College House westbury College
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187175
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379328
Location: Bristol, BS16
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Frome Vale
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Fishponds St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5777 COLLEGE ROAD, Westbury On Trym
901-1/26/2056 (North side)
08/01/59 Westbury College and College House
(Formerly Listed as:
COLLEGE ROAD, Westbury On Trym
College, now house. 1459-69. For John Carpenter, Bishop of
Worcester and Westbury. Dismantled 1643, house built from
ruins 1709. Red sandstone rubble, limestone ashlar dressings
and concrete tile hipped roof. Square, single-depth plan gate
tower, and attached screen wall forming the S side of the
4-stage ashlar gate tower has second-stage string, a drip
below a crenellated parapet, and corner gargoyles; square
ground-floor recess contains a 2-centred arched carriage
entrance with C20 infill; paired first- and second-stage
Tudor-arched windows with label moulds, and C20 sash window in
a square recess to the third floor.
In the rear elevation are infilled 1-, 2- and 3-light
Tudor-arched windows, some with label moulds. Rubble screen
wall to the left incorporates fragments of arches, and has 2
small inserted chamfered first-floor windows, and a
pointed-arched doorway to the left with hollow chamfered
reveals; on the left-hand corner is a projecting round stair
turret with slit windows and a conical ashlar roof which
curves up to a finial. Behind the screen wall is the C18
two-storey house with C20 sash windows.
INTERIOR: the gate tower has 2 sexpartite vaulted bays with
bosses to the entrance passage at the base, and a winder stair
to the roof. Few original details survive in the completely
HISTORICAL NOTE: the college housed the Canons from Westbury
Collegiate church, and was planned on the quadrangular system
adopted in contemporary Oxford; it had originally 4 corner
turrets, of which one other survives to Trym Road (qv).
William Canynges, who paid for much of the C15 work on St Mary
Redcliffe (qv) was Dean at the College after he became
ordained, and may have contributed to its rebuilding. The
College forms an important group with the collegiate Church of
the Holy Trinity, Church Road (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 68).
Listing NGR: ST6335876158
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