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Bishop's House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4537 / 51°27'13"N

Longitude: -2.6139 / 2°36'49"W

OS Eastings: 357440

OS Northings: 172929

OS Grid: ST574729

Mapcode National: GBR C3K.VQ

Mapcode Global: VH88M.NQ0F

Entry Name: Bishop's House

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379235

Location: Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5772NW CLIFTON HILL, Clifton
901-1/14/776 (North West side)
08/01/59 Bishop's House

GV II*

House. Dated 1711. Possibly by John Strachan. Limestone
ashlar, render, gable stacks and slate hipped roof.
Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys, attic and
basement; 7-window range. A good symmetrical front with a
2-window left-hand wing; the central 1-window entrance section
is banded and broken forward, banded outer pilasters, to a
frieze and cornice, with a parapet with balustraded sections
to the windows and urns on the corners. The doorway has fluted
Ionic pilasters to a pulvinated frieze and segmental dated
pediment, rectangular fanlight and 6-panel door. The window
above has a pediment, keyed architraves and segmental heads,
flat to the left-hand section, to 6/6-pane sashes. Tooled
Pennant ground-floor quoin strip to the left-hand corner.
INTERIOR: good joinery, large central entrance stair hall
divided by a segmental arch with fluted pilasters, with half
panelling, to a rear open-well stair with column-on-vase
balusters, ramped moulded rail and a wide curtail;
fully-panelled right-hand front room has a marble fire
surround; panelled shutters and 6-panel doors.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the first of an important group of early and
mid C18 houses built in Clifton. Attribution on stylistic
grounds.
(Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 14; Gomme
A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History:
Bristol: 1979-: 123).


Listing NGR: ST5743972931

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