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© Ms Ruth Povey

IoE Number: 380187
Location: 18-21 PORTLAND SQUARE
  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 901-1/6/1903 (East side) 08/01/59 Nos.18-21 (Consecutive) and attached area railings (Formerly Listed as: PORTLAND SQUARE (East side) Nos.18-21 (Consecutive)) GV I Terrace of 4 houses. 1789-1820. No.21 completely rebuilt c1970. 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. Half of a formal composition interupted by St Paul's Church (qv), the end houses project slightly and No.21 has an ashlar attic; rusticated ground floor, pilasters from the first-floor plat band to a modillion cornice and parapet. Left-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, to 6/6-pane sashes. INTERIOR: largely rebuilt behind the facade; No.21 was destroyed c1940, and the current building is a replica, built to complete the terrace. 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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