Berkeley Crescent, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, England
Record Id: 4202
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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.
Address: Berkeley Crescent, BS8 1HA
Bristol, City of
Historical County: Gloucestershire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||172||Grid Ref:||ST579731|
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
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.
The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building Grade Grade II*
People associated with this site
Architect: Thomas Paty (born 1713 died 04/05/1789)
Organisations associated with this site
Sources of information
Contributor or Recorder Avon Gardens Trust
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