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59, QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET

List Entry Summary

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

Name: 59, QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET

List entry Number: 1202464

Location

59, QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET

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

County:

District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380244

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History

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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

Selected 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

National Grid Reference: ST 58879 72642

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