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© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS

IoE Number: 379536
Location: 13 DOWRY SQUARE
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
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 901-1/14/1430 (East side) 08/01/59 No.13 and attached front area railings (Formerly Listed as: DOWRY SQUARE No.13) GV II 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 learning' (Gomme). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 230).

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