47, CORN STREET

Overview

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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Location

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

Details

BRISTOL

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

GV II

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
379375
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 16 Mar 2006
Reference: IOE01/13253/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Ruth Povey. Source Historic England Archive
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