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IoE Number: 380690
Photographer: Mike Bedingfield LRPS
Date Photographed: 07 April 2002
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5672NE THE PARAGON, Clifton 901-1/13/1067 (West side) 08/01/59 Nos.1-14 (Consecutive) and attached front area railings (Formerly Listed as: THE PARAGON Nos.1-15 (Consecutive)) GV II* Terrace of 14 houses. 1809-14. Built by John Drew. Completed by Steven Hunter, who added the attic storeys. Limestone ashlar, render, party wall stacks and slate mansard roofs. Double-depth plan. Late Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A sharp convex crescent with entrance from the rear, has pilasters to a cornice, and rusticated ground floor. 6/6-pane sashes, 9/9-panes to the first floor; various dormers, Nos 11-13 have full attic storeys with sunken panels in the frieze. First-floor tented wrought-iron balconies with lattice railings and cast-lead ornament, and coved barge-boards with Vitruvian scroll. A full-width projecting vaulted terrace walk has a rubble front and balustrade. Rendered rear entrance elevation has pilasters to a cornice and parapet, rusticated ground floor, banded to Nos 11-13, shallow first-floor impost and second-floor sill bands. Bowed single-storey right-hand porches have long consoles to a cornice, architraves to bowed 2-leaf 4-panel doors, the bottom pair flush, and a sunken panel above. No.2 has no porch but a semicircular-arched architrave, 5-pane fanlight and 6-panel door. Architraves to full-height first-floor windows with raised cornices, shouldered architraves to the second floor; Nos 11-13 have full attic storeys with windows with small aprons, cornices broken forward and moulded semicircular-arched hoods above; 6/6-pane sashes, 3/3-pane to raking dormers. The left return is 3-window range with rusticated ground floor and coped attic gable, blind ground-floor window, and a single-storey porch with semicircular-arched doorway, 3-pane fanlight and 6-panel door; wrought-iron basket balconies to the first floor. INTERIOR not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area railings, wrought-iron spear-headed railings to Nos 2, 3, 6 & 11, cast-iron mid C19 barleysugar railings to the rest. Forms part of the important view of Clifton from the S across the Avon. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 219; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 235).

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