© Ms Ruth Povey
NUMBERS 7 TO 13 AND ATTACHED AREA RAILINGS, 7-13 PORTLAND SQUARE (south side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
30 June 2001
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul
901-1/6/1901 (South side)
08/01/59 Nos.7-13 (Consecutive)
and attached area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Terrace of 7 houses. 1789-1820. By Daniel Hague. Limestone
ashlar, brick stacks and slate mansard roof. Double-depth
plan. Late Georgian style. Nos 7, 10 & 13 are 4 storeys;
4-window range, the rest 3 storeys; 3-window range, with
basements and attics.
A formal symmetrical composition in which the middle and end
houses have attics and project slightly; a rusticated ground
floor, pilasters from the first-floor plat band to a modillion
cornice and parapet; the centre has pilasters with bases and
The centre has a plain square-headed doorway with a fanlight
in a rectangular overlight; the remaining doorcases are placed
toward the centre, and have Ionic columns and modillion
pediments, batswing fanlights and 6-panel doors; rusticated
voussoirs to the ground-floor windows and plain voussoirs
above, to 6/6-pane sashes; the end gables have a large central
semicircular-arched doorway with a Gibbs surround and 2-leaf
doors, similar stair windows and lunettes above the cornice,
and openings either side with 5 stepped voussoirs.
INTERIOR: largely restored behind the facades with the loss of
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas. Forms
part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful square'
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth
Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).