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© Mr Michael Perry

IoE Number: 379861
Location: 7 AND 8 KING STREET (south side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 23 May 2006
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 08 January 1959
Grade II*

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BRISTOLST5872NEKING STREET, Centre901-1/16/599(South side)

BRISTOL ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre 901-1/16/599 (South side) 08/01/59 Nos.7 AND 8 GV II* Pair of attached houses, now offices. 1665, partly refenestrated C18, restored 1976. Rendered timber box frame with rubble party wall to No.6 and pantile roof. Single front and rear rooms to each with central stairs each side of the party wall. 3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. 2 equal gables to the street have shallow jetties with moulded fascia boards to first and second floors, with deep tiled overhanging pents to the first floor and the upper floors of No.7, and boxed eaves. Wide steps up to central paired doorways with moulded frames, No.7 has a framed 9-panel door, No.8 with 6 raised panels. No.7 has paired 10/10-pane ground-floor sashes, a C17 canted 2-storey oriel above with mullion and transom casements, and 4/4-pane horizontal sliding sash to the attic, in flush frames; No.8 has a ground-floor bay with 3 mullion and transom windows and glazing bars, 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames above, 2 to the first and second floors and 1 to the attic. 2 raking dormers over the stair wells face into the valley. Similar rear elevation, with ovolo-moulded mullion windows and leaded casements to the upper floors of No.7, which is slate-hung. INTERIOR: central winder newel stairs set against the party wall, with half splat balusters, and ball finials to No.7; No.8 has an early-mid C18 dogleg stair on the ground floor to the rear, with uncut string, column-on-vase balusters, column newels, and matching panelled wainscot; first-floor front room of No.7 has fleur-de-lys plaster ceiling decoration; collar beam trusses with C19 braces. During restoration, it was found that the oak studding and bracing was largely from reused ships' timbers, and some of the laths were barrel staves. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).

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