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© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS

IoE Number: 379535
Location: NUMBER 12 AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA RAILINGS AND PIERS, 12 DOWRY SQUARE (east side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
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 901-1/14/1429 (East side) 08/01/59 No.12 and attached front area railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.12) GV II* House, now school. Dated 1750. Possibly designed by Thomas Paty. Built by Richard Matthews. Roughcast with limestone dressings, gable stacks and a pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic and bsement; 5-window range. A symmetrical front has rusticated pilaster strips to a moulded coping. The doorway has curved steps up, and shallow blocked jambs and a stepped key to an 8-panel door. Cambered heads with 5 stepped voussoirs, with a console pediment to the centre on the first floor and a console cornice to the second floor above, to 6/6-pane ground- and first-floor sashes, with thick bars on the first floor, and 3/6-panes on the second; late C18 timber canted bay to the right has 8/8-pane sashes in flush frames. Rear elevation has a central shallow, gabled stair block. INTERIOR: entrance passage divided by a semicircular arch with key and cornice, rear dogleg stair with uncut string, column balusters and paired newels, and a ramped, moulded rail; plain fire surrounds, 4-panel doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area walls, railings and piers. Dowry Square was laid out by George Tully in 1720, and building continued until 1750. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 105; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 156).

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