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IoE Number: 379882
Location: ST NICHOLAS' ALMSHOUSES, 1-10 KING STREET (north side)
Photographer: Mrs Sheila Adams
Date Photographed: 12 February 2001
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 08 January 1959
Grade II*

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BRISTOLST5872NEKING STREET, Centre901-1/16/596(North side)

BRISTOL ST5872NE KING STREET, Centre 901-1/16/596 (North side) 08/01/59 St Nicholas' Almshouses, Nos.1-10 (Consecutive) GV II* Almshouses. 1652-6, extended C19, restored 1961 by Donald Install. Render with limestone dressings, brick valley stacks and pantile cross-gabled roof. Single-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 11-window range. A long, regular range of equal gables, with C19 three-gable right return, one set diagonally across the corner. Entrance gable is slightly larger, 5 from the left, with a bolection-moulded surround to an ovolo-moulded timber-frame with heart-shaped chamfer stops, and framed 15-panel door. 3-light ground-floor and 2-light first-floor ovolo-moulded mullion windows have lattice-leaded casements, with semicircular heads above the entrance, and hoodmoulds to the first-floor and three C19 ground-floor windows; small louvred windows in the gables beneath small cornices, that over the entrance with a raised surround. The gutters between the valleys give onto a full-width box gutter. INTERIOR not inspected, but reported as being largely remodelled in the restoration. The ceiling of the old chapel above the entrance remains, a plaster barrel vault decorated with figures, coat of arms and strapwork with arabesques and birds, in manner of Vredeman de Vries (Gomme). The foundations of a bastion of the City Wall were revealed during restoration. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 83).

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