ST5672 : Windsor Terrace, Bristol

taken 7 years ago, near to Clifton, Bristol, Great Britain

Windsor Terrace, Bristol
Windsor Terrace, Bristol
At first glance, a particularly grand Georgian terrace. It is only after a second glance and a refresher in the rules of Classical architecture that the illiteracy of the design reveals itself. The most conspicuous manifestation is the way that the pilasters don't quite make it to the cornice, "a visual disaster" laments Pevsner. The cause was the bankruptcy of the original developer, William Watts, who had begun work in c1790 (his architect probably John Eveleigh), and the continuation from 1808 by John Drew who clearly did not consult any of the pattern books available to Georgian builders. Despite this, it still impresses. Grade II listed.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5672 7267 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0810N 2:37.4537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5675 7266
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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