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QUEEN SQUARE HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA WALLS AND PIERS

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: QUEEN SQUARE HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA WALLS AND PIERS

List entry Number: 1202465

Location

QUEEN SQUARE HOUSE AND ATTACHED FRONT AREA WALLS AND PIERS, 19 AND 21, QUEEN SQUARE

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: 04-Mar-1977

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380249

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/07/2012

ST5872NE 901-1/16/201 04/03/77

BRISTOL QUEEN SQUARE (East side) Nos.19 AND 21 Queen Square House and attached front area walls and piers

(Formerly Listed as: QUEEN SQUARE (East side) Nos.19-21 (Consecutive) Port of Bristol Authority Docks Office)

GV II

Office. 1889. By WV Gough, with terracotta work by Gibbs and Canning of Tamworth. For the Port of Bristol Authority. Terracotta and brick with marble and Portland dressings, brick gable and axial stacks and a slate roof. Double-depth plan. Lavish Classical style with a French Empire style roof. 2 storeys, basement and attic; 7-window range, 2-window right-hand extension. A very elaborate, symmetrical front has a right-of-centre doorway; 1:5:1 windows separated by deep pilasters, heavily rusticated on the ground floor, deep cornices, dentil on the first and attic storeys and modillion on the second floor; parapet. The middle section has ground-floor pilasters to first-floor marble Ionic columns on pedestals. The cornices break forward over the pilasters, which carry through to urn finials. A tall doorway has moulded jambs, acanthus consoles to a segmental pediment with its bedmould in the cornice, containing a cartouche, with a 2-leaf 28-panel door. Mullion and transom windows, with single ones flanking the centre, have rounded corners and plate-glass sashes. Ground-floor sill band with brick panels beneath; first-floor has panelled jambs to pediments, segmental over the single and outer windows, timber transoms below stained-glass lights, with curved balustrades in front; attic storey has semicircular arcades set in rectangular recesses, with a tall central 2-light dormer with a raised panel and segmental pediment. The gables have curved brackets to large panelled stacks, with smaller ones either side of a shallow hipped gable in the middle of the roof, and a pierced ridge decoration. 4 Portland statues on pedestals to the first-floor pilasters, of women representing 4 continents. The matching extension has a lower roof. INTERIOR: terracotta detailing to an entrance hall, a large rear stair well with 3 segmental arches to an imperial stair with a balustrade, newels with heraldic beasts and a wainscot; frieze with festoon and panelled plaster ceilings; panelled oak door reveals and 5-panel doors; a 3/4 panelled front first-floor room with fireplaces and panelled ceiling. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area wall has rusticated piers. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 392; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).

Listing NGR: ST5887672519

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Crick, C , Victorian Buildings in Bristol, (1975), 61
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 392

National Grid Reference: ST 58876 72519

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