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Latitude: 51.454 / 51°27'14"N
Longitude: -2.5958 / 2°35'44"W
OS Eastings: 358696
OS Northings: 172948
OS Grid: ST586729
Mapcode National: GBR C7K.WM
Mapcode Global: VH88M.YQK7
Entry Name: 17 and 19, Clare Street
Listing Date: 1 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282359
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379193
Location: Bristol, BS1
County: City of Bristol
Unitary Authority Ward: Central
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5872NE CLARE STREET, Centre
901-1/16/546 (North West side)
01/11/66 Nos.17 AND 19
Attached offices. Dated 1899. By Alfred Waterhouse. For the
Prudential Assurance. Red terracotta and pink granite, ridge
stack and Cornish slate hexagonal pyramidal roof. Double-depth
plan. French Loire Chateau Revival style.
3 storeys, attic and basement; 4-window range. A symmetrical
block to 3 sides of a corner site has drum towers with conical
roofs and lead finials to the corners, a plain granite plinth
with roll-mouldings under the windows, sill bands, friezes and
cornices to each floor, a dentil cornice breaking forward over
the window jambs, and panelled parapet. The right-hand
semicircular-arched doorway has billet moulding to a chamfered
reveal, in a moulded gable between large consoles with foliate
faces, castellate finials to the gable, and a dated cartouche.
Windows are set in raised full-height sections, paired to the
centre, and narrower 2-light windows above the doorway;
architraves with billet mouldings, pilaster jambs to upper
floors with floriate panels and crocket capitals, and panelled
aprons to the second floor; right-hand first-floor mullion and
second-floor cross windows. Large 1:2:1 two-light
semicircular-arched dormers with pilaster jambs, gables to the
outer ones with pedimented top blocks, and large central
tripartite gable with side consoles and a segmental pediment.
The rear elevation is the same, and the left return is
fenestrated as the central section; side and rear have plain
basement openings. The towers have 3 small ground-floor
windows set flat across the tower's curve, with swan's neck
pediments, and single cross windows above. Plate-glass sashes.
A large central stack has angle buttresses, central
semicircular arches and a cornice.
INTERIOR: entrance dogleg stair with foliate wrought-iron
railings, and pale green moulded glazed tiled wainscot with
Art Nouveau patterns and fluted reeded frieze; 6-panel doors,
and eared fire surrounds with green tiles.
Waterhouse was the Prudential's architect, and this is his
only building in Bristol.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 389; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 65).
Listing NGR: ST5869672948
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