History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

47, Corn Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Grade: II

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


901-1/11/570 (North West side)
04/03/77 No.47


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.