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Latitude: 51.4555 / 51°27'19"N
Longitude: -2.5939 / 2°35'37"W
OS Eastings: 358833
OS Northings: 173116
OS Grid: ST588731
Mapcode National: GBR C8K.B2
Mapcode Global: VH88N.0P21
Entry Name: 51, Broad Street
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202020
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379014
Location: Bristol, BS1
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Central
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bristol, Christ Church with Saint Ewen, All Saints and Saint George
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5873SE BROAD STREET, Centre
901-1/11/532 (North East side)
Office. Dated 1868. By Ponton and Gough. Limestone ashlar with
sandstone dressings, ashlar gable stacks and a slate roof.
Double-depth plan. Polychromatic Venetian Gothic Revival
3 storeys and attic; 6-window range. A symmetrical front has
ground-floor 3 open bays divided by square piers with moulded
capitals, with a right-hand carriage arch, central plate-glass
window, and two C20 doors set back in the left-hand arch;
first-floor sill band, second-floor zigzag sill band, moulded
third-floor sill band, cornice and a parapet. A first-floor
arcade of 3 large pointed arches with polychrome voussoirs,
hood and carved dragons in the spandrels, a pair of 2-centre
arches within each on sandstone columns with pedestals and
crocket capitals, foliate spandrels and rounded panels in the
tympanum. Second floor has 3 rectangular recesses with moulded
lintels, each with a pair of windows with shouldered lintels
on sandstone columns as the first floor, and dated panels; the
end piers have carved imposts. Third-floor arcade of small
2-centre polychrome arches on shafts with crocket capitals,
alternate inner pairs of ashlar panels with shields held in
the jaws of a dragon. The parapet has a blind balustrade of
slim columns with trefoil panelled dies.
INTERIOR not inspected, but reported as having been
extensively remodelled mid C20.
One of a number of similar designs by these architects,
including No.18 Nicholas Street (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 375; The Building News: London: 44).
Listing NGR: ST5883373116
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