MERCHANT HALL AND ATTACHED FRONT GARDEN WALLS, PIERS AND GATES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1202630

Date first listed: 30-Dec-1994

Statutory Address: MERCHANT HALL AND ATTACHED FRONT GARDEN WALLS, PIERS AND GATES, THE PROMENADE

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Location

Statutory Address: MERCHANT HALL AND ATTACHED FRONT GARDEN WALLS, PIERS AND GATES, THE PROMENADE

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 56592 73656

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BRISTOL

ST5673NE THE PROMENADE, Clifton 901-1/1/970 (South East side) Merchant Hall and attached front garden walls, piers and gates

GV II

Pair of attached houses, now club. 1868. By Popes and Bindon, converted C20 for Merchant Venturers. Limestone ashlar and pink sandstone rubble with limestone dressings, lateral and party wall stacks, and a slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Each of 2 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A symmetrical front with entrance porches set forward at the ends, rusticated quoins, ground-floor cornice, and a deep, bracketed cornice cut through by attic windows. Ashlar porches have open semicircular arches and balustrades, with 2 similar arched windows in the sides, and a semicircular-arched doorway with fanlights; lower pavilions behind with hipped roofs. Ashlar ground-floor has an arcade of semicircular-arched windows, the middle one blind and set forward, with faceted jambs, flat-headed first-floor windows with architraves, and enlarged attic windows with eared architraves. The end pavilions have paired semicircular-arched first-floor windows, the ones above as the attic. INTERIOR: former party walls removed, large central full-width hall with a reset Imperial stair, and various fittings imported from other houses. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front garden rubble walls with 2 pairs of large gate piers with modillion cornices, and wrought-iron gates. Large and heavily decorated, on an important site and with group value. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 279).

Listing NGR: ST5659273656

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Legacy System number: 380698

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 279

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