© Ms Ruth Povey
18-21 PORTLAND SQUARE
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
901-1/6/1903 (East side)
08/01/59 Nos.18-21 (Consecutive)
and attached area railings
(Formerly Listed as:
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
(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).