© Mr Peter Atkinson
NUMBERS 1 TO 6 AND ATTACHED AREA RAILINGS, 1-6 PORTLAND SQUARE (west side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Mr Peter Atkinson
11 March 2005
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
08 January 1959
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ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul
901-1/6/1900 (West side)
08/01/59 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive)
and attached area railings
Terrace of 6 houses. 1789-1820. By Daniel Hague. Limestone
ashlar, brick stacks and slate mansard roof. Double-depth
plan. Late Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, basement and
attic; 3-window range.
Part of a symmetrical composition to the side of the square,
interrupted by Surrey Street, in which the end houses project
slightly with an ashlar attic storey. A rusticated ground
floor, with pilasters from the first-floor plat band to a
modillion cornice and parapet; right-hand doorcases have Ionic
columns and modillion pediments, batswing fanlights and
6-panel doors; rusticated voussoirs to the ground-floor
windows and plain voussoirs above, with 6/6-pane sashes; the
end gables have a large central semicircular-arched doorway
with a Gibbs surround, and a similar stair windows above.
INTERIOR: largely rebuilt c1974 behind the facades, with
restored lateral, curved open-well stairs to the middle.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas. Part of
Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful square' (Gomme).
(Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 220;
Dening C F W: The Eighteenth Century Architecture of Bristol:
Bristol: 1923-: 55).