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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 58674 72939



ST5872NE CLARE STREET, Centre 901-1/16/545 (North West side) 04/03/77 No.15


Formerly known as: No.15 City Fire Office CLARE STREET. Office. 1889. By EH Edwards. Limestone ashlar with terracotta details, tile-hung third floor, brick and ashlar banded lateral and ridge stacks, and slate roof hipped to the corner. Double-depth plan. Queen Anne style. 4 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A corner site has an entrance in the splayed corner beneath a 2-storey oriel bow, with 3 windows to the right return, and an open loggia on the third floor. The ground floor is rendered beneath a sill band with an egg-and-dart cornice; first and second floors have sill bands and strings, paired pilasters with swagged capitals to each floor, red terracotta panels with festoon and ribbons to first-floor aprons, and a cornice with a balustrade of strapwork panels and dies with urns. The third floor has an open loggia of elliptical arches, 1 to Clare Street and 3 to St Stephen's Avenue, with 2 semicircular arches to the corner and right-hand side, a central lateral stack, and an ashlar dormer in the right return to the right with a stone Ipswich window and cyma gable topped by a broken pediment. The entrance has half pilasters to an entablature, incised voussoirs to a semicircular-arched doorway with wrought-iron grille and double doors, 4 raised panels below 4 upper panels with lozenges. The left-hand doorway has shallow squat pilasters with scrolled shoulders beneath a thick lintel and steep pediment, and similar doors. Similar paired pilasters to semicircular-arched ground-floor windows with egg-and-dart label; the oriel has a swagged bowed base. Second- and third-floor windows in recessed canted bays, with Ipswich windows and stained glass above the transoms; 3-light mullion and transom corner bow, with a small flush bowed mullion and transom window above the left-hand doorway. Third-floor windows have casements, with a canted bay to the left-hand side; the right-hand dormer gable has a small window with glazing bars; paired dormers to the right return separated by a banded stack, and similar stacks to the end gables and Clare Street front. Basement windows have segmental arches, tripartite to the middle, with wrought-iron grilles. INTERIOR: largely remodelled late C20. Based on Norman Shaw's town house designs, with inventive details of Edwards' own. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 405).

Listing NGR: ST5867372941


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 405


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: 17 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01415/29
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