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© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS

IoE Number: 379532
Location: 9 DOWRY SQUARE
Photographer: Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
Date Photographed: 05 October 1999
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5772NW DOWRY SQUARE, Hotwells 901-1/14/1426 (North side) 08/01/59 No.9 and attached front basement walls and piers (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.9) GV II* Attached house. c1725. By George Tully. Limestone ashlar and render, brick gable and party wall stacks and a slate double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has a banded ground floor, rusticated pilaster strips, ground- and first-floor strings and a moulded coping. A good doorway has fluted Ionic pilasters to entablature blocks and a broken segmental pediment, 3-pane overlight and 6-panel door, the top 4 raised. Lintels with 5 rusticated voussoirs to 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames, 3 slate hipped dormers and a square slate-hung ridge lantern. Roughcast rear elevation has outer full-height closet blocks with pyramidal roofs, 3 hipped dormers, and Pennant rubble drips over the windows. INTERIOR: panelled entrance hall divided by a panelled elliptical arch from a good rear open-well stair with 3 column-on-vase balusters per tread, the middle one twisted, ramped and moulded rail to a wide curtail, and ramped wainscot; eared fire surrounds and panelled overmantels, with semicircular-arched side niches; 4-panel doors, cornices and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front basement area walls, piers with brackets and wrought-iron railings. 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).

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