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NUMBERS 20 TO 30 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND GATES, 20-30 BERKELEY SQUARE (north east side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5873SW BERKELEY SQUARE
901-1/10/15 (North East side)
08/01/59 Nos.20-30 (Consecutive)
and attached railings and gates
(Formerly Listed as:
Terrace of 11 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. Left-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.20 has a right-hand doorway dressed as the ground-floor
windows, with a C20 door, and an entrance in the left return,
brick with a symmetrical 5-window range with a large
rusticated door surround and deeply-set semicircular-arched
doorway with a good fanlight and 2-leaf 6-panel door; 5
stepped voussoirs to blind windows, glazed over the door.
Single-storey wall to the left has 2 doorways, to centre with
a rusticated surround, and to right in plain ashlar.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with a frieze and cornice and fluted
dado, to an elliptical arch with panelled reveals and moulded
archivolt; central lateral open-well dogleg stair with
wrought-iron balusters and a good ramped rail with inlaid
veneer, lit by an oval lantern; curved hall cupboard with
reeded architrave, marble fireplaces, panelled shutters and
6-panel mahogany doors. No.19 has a right-hand stone dogleg
winder stair to the first floor, and a panelled upper stair
well to a good domed lantern with oculi to each side and
plaster decoration. No.20 has good marble fireplaces.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron front basement area
railings and gates, with overthrows to Nos 26 & 28. A widely
used design of the Patys, and probably the same as those
originally on Park Street (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 214; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 214).