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The 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

Entry Name: The 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

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

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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Listing Text


901-1/15/74 (South side)
01/11/78 The Swallow Hotel and attached front
entrance balustrades
(Formerly Listed as:
(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. 4 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 2-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
3-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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