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The Market

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.454 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.5931 / 2°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 358887

OS Northings: 172951

OS Grid: ST588729

Mapcode National: GBR C8K.HM

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0QH6

Plus Code: 9C3VFC34+JQ

Entry Name: The Market

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202292

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379769

Location: Central, Bristol, BS1

County: 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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901-1/16/591 (West side)
08/01/59 The Market


Market. Entrance 1744-45, by Samuel Glascodine; covered
extension 1848-49 by RS Pope, renovated 1883. Limestone
ashlar, with glazed roof over nave of market. Axial plan with
C19 open plan aisled extension to S facing St Nicholas Street.
Mid Georgian style.
Entrance from High Street: 2 storeys; 3-window range. A
symmetrical front and matching rear, with a central pedimented
section set forward containing a semicircular-arched
carriageway, impost band, plat band and first-floor sill band,
cornice and parapet. Small semicircular-arched doorways each
side, with C20 glazing, beneath a Venetian window with Doric
pilasters, architraves to 6-pane windows each side, and a
well-carved City shield in the tympanum; 2-bay groin-vaulted
passage through to the market with octagonal Portland bollards
flanking the arch.
INTERIOR: 2 sections of covered arcade, the Glass and West
Arcades, the N walls formed by The Rummer Public House (qv)
and the Exchange (qv); the S walls have ground-floor arcades
of semicircular arches with impost band, of 8 windows to the E
with blank arcade above containing 6/6-pane sashes, with a
right-hand 2-window return. This has C18 shop front with 2
restored bow windows and paired semicircular-arched doorways,
beneath wrought-iron canopy and brackets. The W side has 9
arches, matching first-floor arcade with a plain inner arch
and cornice. Glazed C19 roof has iron trusses with decorative
curves and brackets. Each side is lined with single-storey
timber stalls with pilaster strips to a cornice and parapet,
with folding doors.
C19 South Arcade extension to the S to St Nicholas Street is a
single storey; 7-window range. Trapezium-shaped with curved
corners, impost band, cornice and parapet raised to the
middle, and semicircular-arched openings with keyed moulded
archivolts; St Nicholas Street front has a tall central
entrance with iron gates, windows each side, and 2 lunettes at
each end. Matching 7-window right return and 4-window left
return. INTERIOR: square piers to a C20 steel-trussed roof,
and wooden stalls. Built following the completion of Wood's
Exchange (qv); only the archway is certainly of the original
design. Stall numbers are consecutive: Glass Arcade Nos 1, 5,
8, 17 & 20-50; South Arcade Nos 1-22; West Arcade Nos 1-16.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 148; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 420;
Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 106).

Listing NGR: ST5888772951

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