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

City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
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ST 58590 72426



ST5872 PRINCE STREET 901-1/42/190 (West side) 20/06/73 Nos.72 AND 74 Bush House (Formerly Listed as: PRINCE STREET (West side) Nos.72 AND 74 Bush's Warehouse)


Warehouse. c1832, extended 1837. By RS Pop. For Acraman, Bush, Castle and Co. Pennant ashlar and rubble with limestone dressings, late C20 glazed roof. Rectangular, double-depth plan. 5 storeys and attic; 8-window range. The long elevations planned as for 3 sections, though only 2 built: plinth, vermiculated ground floor to a limestone band, squared coursed rubble to an ashlar frieze and cornice, and an attic and parapet. Wide buttresses to the left-hand corner and separating a 6-window range to the right and 3-window range to the left. Semicircular-arched ground-floor windows; those above are in full-height semicircular-arched recesses, and set in ashlar, with limestone pilasters to a moulded lintel on the second floor and an impost band on the third. Lunettes to the attic, and a late C20 glazed top storey behind the parapet. Similar W front without the ashlar, with 3 inserted C20 doorways in the left section, which has 2 iron crane jibs. The S front is a 9-window range in 3 symmetrical sections: the outer ones break forward with flat-headed ground-floor openings, full-height semicircular-arched recesses above have flat-headed windows to the lower floors, and flat-headed attic windows; and a broad central section with segmental-arched doorways, wider semicircular-arched recesses above with inner recesses containing the windows, a raised parapet and central pediment with a taller central attic window. INTERIOR: converted to exhibition and office space. Occupying an important position in the city's landscape, the building achieves an effect of 'remarkable dignity ...by repetition and subtle variation of simple elements' (Gomme). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 365).

Listing NGR: ST5859072426


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Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 365


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: 20 Mar 2005
Reference: IOE01/12871/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Ruth Povey. Source Historic England Archive
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