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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 58833 73116



ST5873SE BROAD STREET, Centre 901-1/11/532 (North East side) 04/03/77 No.51


Office. Dated 1868. By Ponton and Gough. Limestone ashlar with sandstone dressings, ashlar gable stacks and a slate roof. Double-depth plan. Polychromatic Venetian Gothic Revival style. 3 storeys and attic; 6-window range. A symmetrical front has ground-floor 3 open bays divided by square piers with moulded capitals, with a right-hand carriage arch, central plate-glass window, and two C20 doors set back in the left-hand arch; first-floor sill band, second-floor zigzag sill band, moulded third-floor sill band, cornice and a parapet. A first-floor arcade of 3 large pointed arches with polychrome voussoirs, hood and carved dragons in the spandrels, a pair of 2-centre arches within each on sandstone columns with pedestals and crocket capitals, foliate spandrels and rounded panels in the tympanum. Second floor has 3 rectangular recesses with moulded lintels, each with a pair of windows with shouldered lintels on sandstone columns as the first floor, and dated panels; the end piers have carved imposts. Third-floor arcade of small 2-centre polychrome arches on shafts with crocket capitals, alternate inner pairs of ashlar panels with shields held in the jaws of a dragon. The parapet has a blind balustrade of slim columns with trefoil panelled dies. INTERIOR not inspected, but reported as having been extensively remodelled mid C20. One of a number of similar designs by these architects, including No.18 Nicholas Street (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 375; The Building News: London: 44).

Listing NGR: ST5883373116


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 375
'Building News' in Building News, (), 44


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 05 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01542/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Frederick Rushby. Source Historic England Archive
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