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IoE Number: 379866
Location: KING WILLIAM AND NAVAL VOLUNTEER PUBLIC HOUSES, 18, 19 AND 20 KING STREET (south side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mrs Sheila Adams
Date Photographed: 12 February 2001
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre 901-1/16/603 (South side) 08/01/59 Nos.18, 19 AND 20 King William and Naval Volunteer Public Houses (Formerly Listed as: KING STREET (South side) Nos.16-20 (Consecutive)) GV II* Row of 3 houses, now public house and restaurant. c1670, C18 fenestration, restored late C20. Rendered timber box frame with brick lateral and valley stacks, and pantile roof. Gabled fronts to the road, with right-hand stacks and right-hand central stairs between front and back rooms; No.20 has a single-storey wing linked to a C17 back block. 2 storeys, attic and basement; 5-window range. 3 gables facing the road have jettied floors with fascia boards and pent roofs to each floor, and above the attic windows of Nos 19 and 20. Early C19 ground-floor public house fronts: No.18 has left-hand door with a rectangular metal batswing fanlight and 6-panel door, and 2 large 6/6-pane sashes; No.19 has C18 ground floor with 4 scrolled brackets above panelled pilasters, outer doorways with a reeded architrave to the right with a 3-pane overlight and 6-panel door, the bottom pair flush, similar left-hand doorway, and 2 horned 6/6-pane sashes between; No.20 has a C18 shop front with reeded surrounds with roundels and right-hand doorway, with a C17 door frame to the left with moulded stops and Tudor arch, 3-pane overlight and framed studded 9-panel door with decorative panels to the top rail, and a 10/10-pane sash between above a segmental-arched cellar opening. Varied fenestration: No.18 has a 2-storey canted oriel with pilaster jambs to the first floor, C17 casements with glazing bars, and attic 6/6-pane sash in a flush frame; No.19 has 6/6-pane sashes in flush frames and a 4-light mullion and transom attic casement, and No.20 has C18 8/8-pane first-floor sashes, 12/12-pane second-floor sashes, and paired attic 8/8-pane sashes, in flush frames. The right return has 2 lateral stacks with a 1-window range between lighting the stairs, a ground-floor 6/6-pane sash, C17 three-light mullion casements above, with a transom on the first floor, and small 2-pane light beneath the eaves. Single stack in the valley between Nos 18 & 19. To the rear of No.20 a 2-storey back block and single-storey linking wing have hipped roofs; recent buildings attached to rear of Nos 18 & 19. INTERIOR: Nos 19 & 20 interconnected: details include central right-and newel framed stairs to both, with uncut string, newels with moulded finials and pendents, moulded rails and splat balusters, with Ionic capitals on the ground floor; moulded beams, on first floor with panelled soffits, bar chamfer stops, running into a continuous timber overmantel to the rear of No.19, above a bolection-moulded fire surround; to side wall of No.20 is a Jacobean stone fire surround with architrave, panels above and brackets to a cornice; scratch-moulded attic door to No.20 has 9 panels, the top ones arched; the back block has exposed beams and restored stair. No.18 has a panelled ground floor with bolection mouldings, and a continuous overmantel and fire surround with an eared architrave and rocaille reliefs to the front. HISTORICAL NOTE: King Street was developed on the S side from 1663. Like the Llandoger Trow (qv), the houses form an early type of terrace retaining original plan forms. The rear back block is an important survival, with parallels in other SW towns such as Barnstaple and Totnes. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).

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