© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
13 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
901-1/14/1430 (East side)
and attached front area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
3 attached houses and dispensary, now one office. Dated 1823.
Limestone ashlar, with pantile roof. Double-depth plan. 2
storeys and basement; 5-window range.
A symmetrical front has end rusticated pilaster strips to a
deep moulded cornice and parapet, with a raised central panel
inscribed CLIFTON DISPENSARY/1823. A good raised Roman Doric
porch has curved Pennant steps at each side, entablature and
parapet, to a wide semicircular-arched doorway with reeded
architrave, fanlight and margin lights, and 6-panel door;
doorways at either end have pilaster jambs and moulded
lintels, plate-glass overlights and 6-panel doors. Tripartite
windows have pilaster jambs to moulded lintels, plain on the
basement, with 6/6-pane sashes.
INTERIOR: entrance hall to an axial passage, rear central
stair flight with a quarter landing, stick balusters, column
newels, ramped wreathed rail and curtail; right-hand stair
removed. Reeded architraves with roundels, marble fire
surrounds with roundels and good cast-iron fireplaces.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached wrought-iron front basement area
and porch railings with urn finials.
The first use of tripartite windows in Bristol, a
characteristic feature of later villa and terrace designs in
the city, and the work of '...an architect of experience and
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 230).