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IoE Number: 380185
Location: NUMBERS 7 TO 13 AND ATTACHED AREA RAILINGS, 7-13 PORTLAND SQUARE (south side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade I

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BRISTOL 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: PORTLAND SQUARE Nos.7-13 (Consecutive)) GV I 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 acanthus capitals. 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 period details. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas. Forms part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful square' (Gomme). (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).

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