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PHOENIX HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS 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: PHOENIX HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND PIERS

List entry Number: 1202472

Location

PHOENIX HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND PIERS, 51, 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: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380257

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BRISTOL

ST5872NE QUEEN SQUARE 901-1/16/209 (West side) 08/01/59 No.51 Phoenix House and attached railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: QUEEN SQUARE (West side) Nos.46-55 (Consecutive))

GV II

Attached house. c1833. Perhaps by Henry Rumley. Limestone ashlar, party wall stacks and pantile roof. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. 3 storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range. A symmetrical front has a banded ground floor, first-floor panelled pilasters with anthemion capitals to frieze, cornice and parapet. The centre breaks forward with a bowed open portico on Roman Doric columns to an entablature, chamfered door surround to a 6-panel door, and PHOENIX HOUSE inscribed on a panel above. Pedimented lintels with acroteria and wreaths to the middle first-floor window, to 6/6-pane sashes. A large carved Phoenix to the centre of the parapet. INTERIOR: central hall with an elliptical arch to a lateral open dogleg stair with turned balusters, wreathed and ramped rail with a star inlaid in the wreath; good marble fireplaces to ground and first-floor rooms, basement range fire surround; cornices with anthemia and guilloche; 6-panel doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area railings with anthemia finials, and piers. Queen Square was built between 1701 and 1727. Much of the W side was rebuilt after the Reform Bill riot of 1831. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 228; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 140).

Listing NGR: ST5867472537

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 228
Ison, W, The Georgian Buildings of Bristol, (1952), 140

National Grid Reference: ST 58674 72537

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