© Mr Michael Perry
31-34 PORTLAND SQUARE (west side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Mr Michael Perry
28 April 2007
08 January 1959
Date of last amendment:
08 January 1959
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ST5973NW PORTLAND SQUARE, St Paul
901-1/6/1905 (West side)
08/01/59 Nos.31-34 (Consecutive)
Terrace of 4 houses. 1789-1820. By Daniel Hague. Limestone
ashlar with a slate mansard roof. Double-depth plan. Mid
Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys, basement and attic;
3-window range. Part of a symmetrical formal composition
interrupted by Surrey Street. Rusticated ground floor,
pilasters from first-floor plat band to cornice and parapet.
Left-hand door cases have Ionic columns to entablature and
pediment and batswing fanlights, 6/6-pane sashes and dormers;
left-hand gable has semicircular-arched doorway and similar
windows above with Gibbs surrounds. Only the ground floor of
No.31 survives with the doorway filled in. INTERIOR: details
in No.33 include segmental arches between ground-floor rooms,
and curved dogleg stairs; restored c1980. Basement has
segmental-arched vaults. Part of Bristol's '...most complete
and beautiful Georgian square' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 209; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 209; Dening C F W: The Eighteenth
Century Architecture of Bristol: Bristol: 1923-: 53).