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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.


List entry Number: 1206353



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


District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 379954

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ST5871 LOMBARD STREET, Bedminster 901-1/45/381 (North side) 07/01/94 Regent House


Offices. 1908. By Sir Frank Wills. For the Imperial Tobacco Company. Terracotta, copper and slate. Edwardian Baroque style. A corner site with the entrance on the angle. 4 storeys; 20-window range to Lombard Street, 4 to East Street. Giant Doric pilasters on pedestals to first-floor entablature with dentil cornice. Second-floor paired Doric columns to entablature, and c1988 attic story behind original balustrade. Entrance in embayed corner between the end pilasters; doorway with rounded Gibbs surround formed from heavy torus and large scrolled key. Venetian oriel above with rocaille decoration to the bottom and monogram of the Imperial Tobacco Company. Paired slender shafts on the Venetian window and hood above. Second-floor windows carried across from side elevations. Drum and dome finish the corner, paired shafts on a swagged plinth on the drum and steep copper sheathed dome. Side elevations with rectangular coupled windows and central colonnettes on the ground and first floors above a weathered plinth; similar smaller ones on the second floor with architraves and c1988 lights in the attic. Round-arched doorway in the far right of the East Street front, with moulded imposts, key and fanlight; on the Lombard Street front, a pediment to the 11th and 12th windows from the bay above coupled windows, and containing a rocaille cartouche inscribed to the company. Semicircular-arched doorway in the 10th bay, and similar window in the 13th. INTERIOR: completely rebuilt behind the facade c1988, but Jacobethan-style chimneypieces, panelling and staircase reinstated. Built as the first headquarters for the newly-formed Imperial Tobacco Company. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 381; Bristol As It Was: Bristol's Suburbs Long Ago: Bristol: 422, 423, 425).

Listing NGR: ST5865871719

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 381
Winstone, R, Bristols Suburbs Long Ago, (1985), 423 424
Winstone, R, Bristols Suburbs Long Ago, (1985), 425

National Grid Reference: ST 58658 71719


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