© Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA
NUMBER 6 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 6 KING STREET (south side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA
22 August 1999
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
08 January 1959
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ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre
901-1/16/598 (South side)
and attached railings
Attached house, now offices. c1665, refronted c1720.
Timber-framed, front of red brick with limestone dressings,
and pantile double-pile roof, hipped to the front and gabled
at the rear, and rear stair tower. Double-depth plan. Early
3 storeys, attic and basement; 6-window range. A regular front
has rusticated pilaster strips, strings to each floor and
moulded coping. The doorway to right of centre has a moulded
frame, 4-pane overlight and 6-panel door, with a shell hood on
carved acanthus brackets. Lintels have 5 incised voussoirs to
9/9-pane sashes in flush frames with thick bars, and 2 hipped
dormers with 6/6-pane sashes. Steps down to left-hand basement
doorway. The left return has varied fenestration with 2
doorways to the left.
INTERIOR: good C18 ground-floor panelling, earlier to
right-hand room with a continuous overmantel and fire
surround, and flanking cupboards; raised panels and an early
C18 safe in left-hand room with a mid C18 Adamesque fire
surround; chamfered beams in central hall with bar stops;
central rear open-well C17 stair in its own stair tower, with
uncut string, turned balusters and square newels, rebuilt to
upper floors, and panelled, ramped C18 wainscot; collar beam
trusses in attic.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached basement area cast-iron
railings, curved up to the doorway.
The original gables, presumably like those on the neighbouring
Nos 7 & 8 King Street (qv), were cut back to form hips when
refronted. The C18 front has stylistic links with contemporary
houses in Dowry Square.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 100).