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Former Swallow Hotel and attached front entrance balustrades

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4518 / 51°27'6"N

Longitude: -2.5993 / 2°35'57"W

OS Eastings: 358454

OS Northings: 172706

OS Grid: ST584727

Mapcode National: GBR C7L.3D

Mapcode Global: VH88M.WRQX

Plus Code: 9C3VFC22+P7

Entry Name: Former Swallow Hotel and attached front entrance balustrades

Listing Date: 1 November 1978

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025010

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379316

ID on this website: 101025010

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

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

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COLLEGE GREEN (South side)
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel and attached front entrance balustrades

(Formerly listed as The Swallow Hotel and attached front entrance balustrades, previously listed as: COLLEGE GREEN (South side) The Royal Hotel)



Hotel. 1863-8. By WH Hawtin. Restored 1991. Limestone ashlar with ridge stacks and a slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Italianate style. Four storeys and attic; 11-window range. A heavily decorated symmetrical front, 3:1:3:1:3, has projecting wings with faceted pilaster strips, first- and third-floor sill bands, a dentil cornice over brackets, panelled pilasters to the attic and a bracketed moulded cornice to the balustrade, with faceted dies. Faceted rustication to the ground floor. A Venetian doorway has oval panelled jambs, acanthus capitals and keyed semicircular arches, to a revolving C20 door. Ground- and first-floor semicircular-arched windows: moulded architraves with large keys on ground floor flanking the door, and two-storey canted bays to the wings with attached Corinthian columns, segmental pediments to the wings and centre, plain pediments to the outer middle windows. Tripartite middle windows. Second-floor windows have raised surrounds and rounded corners with console cornices, third-floor windows with rounded corners, and semicircular-arched windows to the attic. Hipped dormers. Plate-glass sashes. The left return is a matching symmetrical three-window range.

INTERIOR: largely remodelled 1991; includes a Palm Court with glazed roof.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached balustrade to each side of 1991 steel canopy and steps.

Listing NGR: ST5844772703

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