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IoE Number: 378952
Photographer: Mr Peter Atkinson
Date Photographed: 27 March 2005
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 08 January 1959
Grade II*

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BRISTOLST5773SEBERKELEY CRESCENT901-1/9/7(South East side)

BRISTOL 901-1/9/7 BERKELEY CRESCENT 08-JAN-59 (Southeast side) 1-6 NUMBERS 1 TO 6 INCLUDING NO. 19 BERKEL EY SQUARE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS (Formerly listed as: BERKELEY CRESCENT 1-6 NUMBERS 1 TO 6 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS) GV II* BRISTOL ST5773SE BERKELEY CRESCENT 901-1/9/7 (South East side) 08/01/59 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive) including No.19 Berkeley Square and attached railings GV II* Crescent terrace of 7 houses. From 1787, completed c1800. By Thomas Paty. Brick with tuck pointing, limestone dressings, party wall stacks and slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A tight crescent with flat end returns, the left-hand one forms No.19 Berkeley Square (qv); articulated by giant pilasters to a cornice and parapet. Right-hand semicircular-arched doorways with bracketed pediments, fanlights and 6-panel doors, No.1 has a doorway in the angled right return, with attached Doric columns and oval panels to the entablature. Cambered heads with 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane ground-floor sashes, tall 4/4-pane first-floor sashes with scrolled wrought-iron basket balconies to Nos 3-6, and 3/3-pane second-floor sashes; No.6 has a single ground-floor window with 7 stepped voussoirs to an 8/8-pane sash. Single dormers front and rear. Rear semicircular-arched stair window. Vaulted cellars below front area. No.19 Berkeley Square to left faces Berkeley Square with a 5-bay ashlar front, rusticated on the ground floor and with giant end pilasters and a central pedimented doorway and railings to the basement area. INTERIOR: No.3 has an unusually complete interior, including a basement range, an entrance hall with a semicircular arch with moulded archivolt, rear butler's pantry with a dresser and oval window for viewing the entrance, open-well dogleg stair with stick balusters, a curtail and banded rail, with a hole through one riser for viewing from the butler's pantry; marble fireplaces to the ground and first floors, stone above; 3 attic rooms, with rear fireplace; cornices, 4-panel attic and 6-panel lower doors. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron front basement area railings and gates, and railings to central garden area. Built as an adjunct to Berkeley Square it has a good raised flagged pavement, with steps at each end, in front. Communal wells to the rear. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, an Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 214; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 214).

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