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IoE Number: 379529
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5672NE DOWRY SQUARE, Hotwells 901-1/13/1423 (North side) 08/01/59 No.6 and attached front basement walls and piers (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.6) GV II* Attached house. c1725. By George Tully. Stucco over brick, brick gable and party wall stacks and a pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 2-window range. Part of a terrace of 3 houses articulated by rusticated pilaster strips, with moulded ground- and first-floor bands and a moulded coping, with a central entrance wing extending across the corner of the square. A right-hand doorway has a plain bracketed canopy, 3-pane overlight and 6-panel door. Lintels with 5 rusticated voussoirs to 4/4-pane sashes in flush frames, and 9/9 sashes to ground-floor left with fixed upper lights; slate hipped dormer. Rear elevation has a 5-window range with 4/4-pane sashes in exposed frames, and 3 slate-hung dormers with 6/6-pane sashes. INTERIOR: dogleg stair with square newels, moulded pine handrail, turned balusters. Left-hand ground-floor room panelled with shell niche and brown marble surround to fireplace. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front basement area walls and 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. A plaque records that Sir Humphrey Davy lived here 1799-1801. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 105).

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