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IoE Number: 379534
Photographer: Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
Date Photographed: 16 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 901-1/14/1428 (North side) 08/01/59 No.11 and attached front basement railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.11) GV II* Attached house. 1746. By George Tully. Built by Richard Matthews. Limestone ashlar and render 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; 3-window range. One half of a pair with rusticated pilaster strips, moulded ground- and first-floor bands and a moulded coping. The doorway is placed symmetrically between 2 ground-floor windows, with fluted Ionic pilasters to a pulvinated frieze and segmental pediment, and 8-panel door. Windows with cambered heads and keyed architraves to 6/6-pane sashes, some with thick bars, and a single hipped dormer. The right-hand elevation has 5-window range of 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames and 3 slate-hung dormers. INTERIOR: a good interior, details include a large entrance hall divided by a panelled elliptical arch from a rear open-well stair with uncut string, column balusters and a ramped moulded rail. Fine first-floor right-hand room divided by a shallow arch with reeded and fluted jambs, rocaille fire surround with rope-moulded cast-iron baskets, 6- and 2-panel doors, cornices and panelled shutters; brick-paved basement has a niche with a tap, hood for hearth and fire surround and bread oven. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached walls, piers and wrought-iron basement area 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; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 157).

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