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© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS

IoE Number: 379527
Location: NUMBER 4 AND ATTACHED FRONT BASEMENT RAILINGS AND PIERS, 4 DOWRY SQUARE (west side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
Date Photographed: 15 August 1999
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5672NE DOWRY SQUARE, Hotwells 901-1/13/1421 (West side) 08/01/59 No.4 and attached front basement railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.4) GV II* Attached house. 1748. Probably by Thomas Paty. Brick with limestone dressings, brick party wall stacks and a pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a moulded coping and parapet, and rusticated quoins to the pedimented middle section which breaks forward. The doorway has a mid C19 porch of fluted columns on octagonal Pennant plinths with acanthus capitals to an entablature and dentil cornice, 2-panel door with roundels and margin and overlights. Cambered heads with 5 stepped voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes; 3 hipped dormers. INTERIOR: mid C19 decorative scheme, with an entrance hall divided by flat arch with guilloche and Greek key panels and cornices, doorways with cornices and 2-panel doors and panelled shutters, with a rear mid C20 stair. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached mid C19 cast-iron spike-headed railings with foliate decoration, and capped piers. Dowry Square was laid out by Tully in 1720, and building continued until 1750. Each side had a 5-window middle house and outer 3-window ones, of brick, now altered and mostly rendered, to various designs. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 105; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 157).

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