© Ms Ruth Povey
NUMBERS 22 TO 28 AND ATTACHED AREA RAILINGS, 22-28 PORTLAND SQUARE (north 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
901-1/6/1904 (North side)
08/01/59 Nos.22-28 (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 23, 25 & 28 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 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 and a plain square-headed doorway with a fanlight in
a rectangular overlight.
Doorcases are placed toward the centre with 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, similar stair windows and lunettes above the
cornice, and openings either side with 5 stepped voussoirs.
Nos 23 & 24 completely rebuilt c1973 as replicas to complete
INTERIOR: details in No.27 include a central lateral stair
well top lit by a conical lantern, open-well stair with column
and urn balusters and curtail, fluted Tuscan and Corinthian
pilasters to semicircular and segmental hall arches with
panelled reveals, modillion cornices and panelled shutters.
The other houses have been largely remodelled c1980.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: spear railings to basement areas. The
corner pilaster of No.28 is inscribed PORTLAND SQUARE and CAVE
STREET. Part of Bristol's '...most complete and beautiful
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 220; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth
Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).