© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
9 DOWRY SQUARE
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
05 October 1999
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5772NW DOWRY SQUARE, Hotwells
901-1/14/1426 (North side)
and attached front basement walls
(Formerly Listed as:
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
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).