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IoE Number: 378956
Location: NUMBERS 1 TO 8 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES, 1-8 BERKELEY SQUARE (south west side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr David Cemlyn
Date Photographed: 27 July 2001
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 08 January 1959
Grade II*

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BRISTOLST5773SEBERKELEY SQUARE901-1/9/11(South West side)

BRISTOL ST5773SE BERKELEY SQUARE 901-1/9/11 (South West side) 08/01/59 Nos.1-8 (Consecutive) and attached railings and gates GV II* Terrace of 8 houses. Begun 1787. By Thomas and William Paty. Limestone ashlar facades and brick with limestone dressings to sides and rear, with party wall stacks and slate mansard roofs. Mid Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A stepped terrace articulated by giant pilasters to a cornice and parapet, rusticated ground floor to a plat band, and a first-floor sill band. Right-hand doorways have Doric pilasters, triglyphs and pediments to fanlights and 6-panel doors. Keys to ground-floor windows, plain above, with 6/6-pane sashes and 3/3 pane sashes on the second floor. Steps down to the basement. No.1 has an entrance in the left return, a 4-window range with a single-storey porch with a 6-panel door and curved steps up. 5 stepped voussoirs to blind windows, glazed to the left-hand side. INTERIOR: good interiors with joinery and plasterwork. Details include an entrance hall with a frieze and cornice and fluted dado, to an elliptical arch with panelled reveals and moulded archivolt; central lateral open-well stone dogleg stair with wrought-iron balusters and a banded, ramped rail, lit by an oval lantern with oculi each side, and plaster decoration; marble fireplaces, panelled shutters and 6-panel mahogany doors. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron front basement area railings and gates. A widely used design of the Patys, and probably the same as those originally on Park Street (qv). Forms the W side of the square, which was planned to be open to the S. (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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