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Statutory Address:

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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 58717 72958



ST5872NE CLARE STREET, Centre 901-1/16/547 (North West side) 01/11/66 Nos.25 AND 27


Formerly known as: Nos.25 AND 27 Scottish Provident Building CLARE STREET. Office. 1903. By Oatley and Lawrence. Limestone ashlar and red granite, with a leaded dome. Double-depth plan. Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys, attic and basement; 2-window range. A symmetrical 3-sided block has a tall granite plinth with raised bands, banded ashlar above to a moulded band; paired attached Ionic columns to upper floors of each elevation to an entablature and modillion cornice, set forward over the column to open pediments, separated by splayed, inset corners, with a parapet, balustrade between the pediments, and an attic drum with cornice and leaded dome with a stone domed finial. Entrances to the left-hand end and the right-hand corner have Tuscan columns, blocked to the height of the plinth, entablature blocks and segmental pediments, broken back to the middle containing a pedestal and urn, missing from No.25; lintel with split key and festoon each side to 12-panel double doors. Low basement segmental arches with tall raised voussoirs; ground-floor windows between the columns have raised surrounds extending through the moulded band, with split keys and 2 raised voussoirs. Bowed first-floor balconies above to semicircular-arched windows with coved surrounds and large split keys rising into the pediments, and festoon. Flat-headed first-floor windows over the entrances and corners have coved surrounds. Windows with glazing bars. The dome has semicircular-arched dormers to each corner, and panelled leadwork. INTERIOR: left-hand entrance hall to open dogleg stairs with column-on-vase balusters, dentil cornices to 6-panel doors, panelled wainscotting and modillion cornice. A sumptuous and compressed design owing something to the Radcliffe Camera, Oxford. (Mowl T: Bristol, The Last Age of the Merchant Princes: Bristol: 1991-: 75).

Listing NGR: ST5871772958


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Mowl, T, Bristol: The Last Age of the Merchant Princes, (1991), 75


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: IOE01/01415/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Frederick Rushby. Source Historic England Archive
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