Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1202153

Date first listed: 04-Mar-1977

Statutory Address: 47, CORN STREET


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Statutory Address: 47, CORN STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: ST 58797 73016


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ST5873SE CORN STREET, Centre 901-1/11/570 (North West side) 04/03/77 No.47


Office. 1878. Signed by James Weir. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. L-shaped double-depth plan. Italian palazzo style. 4 storeys and basement; 5-window range. A corner site has a splayed 1-window corner and 11-window right-hand return, with cornices at each floor breaking forward to attached columns, paired on the corner and left-hand end; a tall plinth to ground-floor arcade of Tuscan aedicules, paired columns at each end, Corinthian first floor, second-floor panelled pilaster jambs, and third-floor panelled jambs, banded at the ends, with foliate capitals, to a cornice, parapet and blocking course. The corner has a large doorway with attached columns on pedestals to segmental pediment, keyed semicircular arch with rope moulding, and C20 doors and fanlight. Semicircular-arched ground-floor windows with fluted keys and pilaster jambs above panelled aprons, with metal glazing bars, architraves to first floor with pediments, that on corner and left-hand side tripartite with Corinthian mullions. Second-floor segmental-arched windows, Venetian to the left-hand end, third-floor paired semicircular-arched windows with capitals, moulded archivolts and keys, Venetian at the left-hand end. Plate-glass sashes. The right-hand return articulated as the front, of 3 storeys for the right-hand 5 windows, with a semicircular-arched doorway 6 bays from the corner beneath a Venetian window. INTERIOR: extensively remodelled; the side entrance leads to a lobby of 3 bays articulated by Corinthian pilasters on panelled plinths; from the first floor an oval open stone winder stair is top lit, with ornate cast-iron balusters. The lower side elevation was to ensure light to the Commercial Rooms behind (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 355; The Builder: London: 543).

Listing NGR: ST5879773016


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Legacy System number: 379375

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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 355
'The Builder' in The Builder, (), 543

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