59 Stokes Croft

View from Stokes Croft showing Georgian bays and doorcases

This building formed part of an early group of attractive Georgian buildings with projecting bays and fine doorcases facing onto Stokes Croft.

The condition of the buildings were such that no solution could be found to enable conservation and viable repair.

Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust had previously been aware of a sympathetic developer, Geoffrey Smith, who had restored three dilapidated properties at the other end of the terrace. The Trust agreed to prepare a joint scheme with him to provide professional expertise and gain grant aid for the building’s conservation.

The Trust then entered into an agreement for the architect Peter Ware to supervise and approve the conservation repairs. It also ensured that an agreement was put in place for proper ongoing maintenance and repair once the initial conservation had been completed.

Work was completed in 1987 with the building saved for the future.

59 Stokes Croft

Key facts

Part of an early group of attractive Georgian buildings

A joint scheme with a sympathetic developer

The Trust provided professional expertise to unlock grant aid