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25 and 27, Clare Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4541 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.5955 / 2°35'43"W

OS Eastings: 358717

OS Northings: 172958

OS Grid: ST587729

Mapcode National: GBR C7K.YL

Mapcode Global: VH88M.YQQ5

Entry Name: 25 and 27, Clare Street

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379194

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 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


901-1/16/547 (North West side)
01/11/66 Nos.25 AND 27


Formerly known as: Nos.25 AND 27 Scottish Provident Building
Office. 1903. By Oatley and Lawrence. Limestone ashlar and red
granite, with a leaded dome. Double-depth plan. Edwardian
Baroque style.
2 storeys, attic and basement; 2-window range. A symmetrical
3-sided block has a tall granite plinth with raised bands,
banded ashlar above to a moulded band; paired attached Ionic
columns to upper floors of each elevation to an entablature
and modillion cornice, set forward over the column to open
pediments, separated by splayed, inset corners, with a
parapet, balustrade between the pediments, and an attic drum
with cornice and leaded dome with a stone domed finial.
Entrances to the left-hand end and the right-hand corner have
Tuscan columns, blocked to the height of the plinth,
entablature blocks and segmental pediments, broken back to the
middle containing a pedestal and urn, missing from No.25;
lintel with split key and festoon each side to 12-panel double
Low basement segmental arches with tall raised voussoirs;
ground-floor windows between the columns have raised surrounds
extending through the moulded band, with split keys and 2
raised voussoirs. Bowed first-floor balconies above to
semicircular-arched windows with coved surrounds and large
split keys rising into the pediments, and festoon. Flat-headed
first-floor windows over the entrances and corners have coved
surrounds. Windows with glazing bars. The dome has
semicircular-arched dormers to each corner, and panelled
INTERIOR: left-hand entrance hall to open dogleg stairs with
column-on-vase balusters, dentil cornices to 6-panel doors,
panelled wainscotting and modillion cornice. A sumptuous and
compressed design owing something to the Radcliffe Camera,
(Mowl T: Bristol, The Last Age of the Merchant Princes:
Bristol: 1991-: 75).

Listing NGR: ST5871772958

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