59, QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1202464
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
59, QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
59, QUEEN CHARLOTTE 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 58879 72642

Details

BRISTOL

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))

GV II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
380244
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 04 Sep 2003
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