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Statutory Address:

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

City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 58879 72642



ST5872NE QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET 901-1/16/196 (East side) 08/01/59 No.59 (Formerly Listed as: QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET Nos.55-61 (Odd))


Attached house, now offices. 1709. By John Price. Refronted 1736 for Jacob Elton, possibly by John Strahan. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. Double-depth plan. Baroque style. 3 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Pilasters are rusticated on the ground floor, panelled on the second, and fluted on the third, with a plinth, deep strings that break forward over the pilasters, and a cornice with sill blocks below the windows in the plain, coped attic storey. A later Tuscan porch to the left of centre has columns to a pediment, and a 6-panel door. The windows have eared and shouldered architraves, heads, with scribed voussoirs, that become more curved up the facade, first-floor keys below the string, second-floor keys up to aprons under the cornice, and fluted cill-block panels; 6/6-pane sashes, a narrow 4/4-pane sash to the left of the door, C20 casements in the attic, and 9/9-pane rear sashes with thick bars. INTERIOR: a fairly complete early C18 interior includes a panelled entrance hall with a fanlight, to a rear stairwell with a good open-well stair, an uncut string, square newels with pendents, barleysugar balusters and a moulded rail, and wainscot; panelled partitions, fully-panelled ground- and first-floor rooms, 2-panel doors, bolection-moulded fireplaces, and cornices. A striking facade, '...one of the most interesting Baroque terrace-house fronts in England' (Gomme). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 125; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 170).

Listing NGR: ST5887972642


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 125
Ison, W, The Georgian Buildings of Bristol, (1952), 170


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: 04 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/09997/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Ruth Povey. Source Historic England Archive
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