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Brief description of site

Berkeley Crescent, Bristol is a late 18th century crescent of six houses with a private raised communal garden. It lies between between Berkeley Square and buildings off Queen's Road. Originally, there were pennant stone steps and retaining walls (now partly reconstructed).

The site is within the Clifton conservation area, and numbers 1-6 (consecutive) cover the south and east side of the site,

Brief history of site

The site was built as an extension to the Berkeley Square development.

Location information:

Address: Berkeley Crescent, BS8 1HA

Locality: Bristol

Local Authorities:

Bristol, City of

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST579731
Latitude: 51.4553 Longitude: -2.6073

Key information:

Form of site: private square

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: domestic / residential

Site first created: 1780 to 1787

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Extant

Description

Nos. 1-6 Berkeley Crescent form a crescent between Berkeley Square and buildings off Queens Road.  It dates from 1787 and is in the mid Georgian style.   The late eighteenth century private, raised communal garden area was for the use of all residents.   The original steps and retaining walls have been partly reconstructed.   The area is grassed with shrubs.   There are attached wrought-iron front basement area railings and gates, also railings to the central garden area.   It was built as an extension to the Berkeley Square development.   It has a good raised flagged pavement, with steps at each end, in front.   There are communal wells to the rear.

 It falls within the Clifton Conservation area. 

Site designation(s)

The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade Grade II*

History

People associated with this site

Architect: Thomas Paty (born 1713 died 04/05/1789)

Features

steps

garden wall

railings

gateway

References

Organisations associated with this site

Avon Gardens Trust

Sources of information

Contributor or Recorder Avon Gardens Trust

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