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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
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ST5872NE 901-1/16/637

BRISTOL ST AUGUSTINE'S PARADE, Centre (West side) Nos.11-14 (Consecutive) The Hippodrome 04/03/77 GV II Theatre, 1911-1912, by Frank Matcham. Opened 16th December 1912, altered 1964. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. 3 storeys; 6-window range. Parapeted in 2 sections: the 1912 right-hand entrance section has a shallow lobby with Ionic columns to the corners; above are distyle -in-antis attached Ionic columns to an entablature, with metal casements, and 3 flanking second-floor wreaths separated by raised panels. Mid C20 three-window right-hand section has a shop front and 2-storey recesses containing metal casements. INTERIOR: much red and gilded decoration, to a lobby and stair up to a domed landing with stained-glass windows front and back; the theatre has a proscenium arch with moulded surround with leaves, and panelled surround with a small ground-level balcony and semicircular arch; raking stalls with boxes at the rear divided by female terms with wings; boxes to sides have banded brown marble lower tier, bowed above with 4 fluted Ionic columns to the upper tier with triglyphs, and bowed balconies between; Dress Circle with swagged rail, gallery with triglyphs; domed ceiling. A largely unaltered example of the period. (Gomme A: Street Index of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest: 57).

Listing NGR: ST5852772869


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Gomme, A, Street Index of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest57


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

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Date: 29 May 2001
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