Beaufort House and Nos 7–10 Bedford Row

In autumn 2010 archaeological building-recording for Beaufort House and Nos 7-10 Bedford Row, Terrell Street, Bristol (centred ST 58606 73490) was undertaken for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

beaufort house, bristol as it is today 2011

Beaufort House is today surrounded by the Bristol Royal Infirmary buildings. Viewed from the south.

Beaufort House originally comprised two semi-detached dwellings (Camden House and Beaufort House) and appears to have been constructed between c. 1800 and 1822. Although a large portion of the building had undergone extensive modernisation during the 20th century, a number of elements of historical interest survived, including wine racking in the basement and two winding cantilever staircases. The configuration of the building (i.e. double bow-fronted) was considered typical of Regency/early Victorian period architecture.

beaufort house, bristol pictured during the twentieth century

Early 20th century view of Beaufort House, from the north-east (BRO 43207/9/43/14)

Nos 7-10 Bedford Row appear to have been constructed between 1824 and 1828. Although portions of the building had been modernised during the 20th century, a number of original features were observed. The original cellars to the houses had been knocked-through to form a single unit.

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