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IoE Number: 378959
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Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL 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: BERLELEY SQUARE Nos.20-30 (Consecutive)) GV II* 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).

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