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Latitude: 51.4546 / 51°27'16"N
Longitude: -2.5944 / 2°35'39"W
OS Eastings: 358797
OS Northings: 173016
OS Grid: ST587730
Mapcode National: GBR C8K.6D
Mapcode Global: VH88M.ZPBR
Entry Name: 47, Corn Street
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202153
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379375
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
ST5873SE CORN STREET, Centre
901-1/11/570 (North West side)
Office. 1878. Signed by James Weir. Limestone ashlar, roof not
visible. L-shaped double-depth plan. Italian palazzo style. 4
storeys and basement; 5-window range.
A corner site has a splayed 1-window corner and 11-window
right-hand return, with cornices at each floor breaking
forward to attached columns, paired on the corner and
left-hand end; a tall plinth to ground-floor arcade of Tuscan
aedicules, paired columns at each end, Corinthian first floor,
second-floor panelled pilaster jambs, and third-floor panelled
jambs, banded at the ends, with foliate capitals, to a
cornice, parapet and blocking course.
The corner has a large doorway with attached columns on
pedestals to segmental pediment, keyed semicircular arch with
rope moulding, and C20 doors and fanlight. Semicircular-arched
ground-floor windows with fluted keys and pilaster jambs above
panelled aprons, with metal glazing bars, architraves to first
floor with pediments, that on corner and left-hand side
tripartite with Corinthian mullions.
Second-floor segmental-arched windows, Venetian to the
left-hand end, third-floor paired semicircular-arched windows
with capitals, moulded archivolts and keys, Venetian at the
left-hand end. Plate-glass sashes. The right-hand return
articulated as the front, of 3 storeys for the right-hand 5
windows, with a semicircular-arched doorway 6 bays from the
corner beneath a Venetian window.
INTERIOR: extensively remodelled; the side entrance leads to a
lobby of 3 bays articulated by Corinthian pilasters on
panelled plinths; from the first floor an oval open stone
winder stair is top lit, with ornate cast-iron balusters. The
lower side elevation was to ensure light to the Commercial
Rooms behind (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 355; The Builder: London: 543).
Listing NGR: ST5879773016
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