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College House westbury College

A Grade I Listed Building in Frome Vale, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

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

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Listing Text


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
Westbury College)

GV I

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
house.
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
modernised house.
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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