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IoE Number: 379641
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 03 February 2003
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5872NW GREAT GEORGE STREET 901-1/15/98 (South East side) 08/01/59 No.7 The Georgian House, attached front area railings and rear garden walls (Formerly Listed as: GREAT GEORGE STREET (South side) No.7 The Georgian House) GV II* House, now office. 1788-91. By William Paty. For John Pinney. Limestone ashlar, coursed Pennant rubble basement, brick gable stacks and slate double-pile roof. Double-depth plan. Mid Georgian style. 3 storeys, attic, basement and sub-basement; 3-window range. A symmetrical front has a rusticated ground floor to a plat band, a cornice and parapet. Central doorway has pilasters to Doric entablature blocks and a pediment, a semicircular arch with a metal fanlight and 6-panel door. Ground-floor windows have large keys; 6/6-pane sashes, smaller on the first floor; large hipped dormer. Right-hand return has a first-floor semicircular-arched stair light. Similar rear elevation. Rubble basement has segmental-arched Pennant lintels. INTERIOR: a very complete interior has a flagged hall with a semicircular arch to a central stair well, a right-hand stone open dogleg stair, with wrought-iron balusters with curved bars and lead enrichment, and a wreathed and banded rail; right-hand open well service stair; principal rooms to the rear have good Adam-style fireplaces, cornices with swagged friezes, dados and connecting arches; complete service rooms in basement have a range, oven, coppers, and a stone-lined plunge pool; 6-panel mahogany doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron front area railings and gates curved up to the door; attached rear rubble garden wall. One of several houses in the road with matching fronts but varying plans for different clients. Presented to the City as a museum in 1937. It contains some original furniture and fittings, such as the bureau-bookcase in the Study. (Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 213).

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