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Latitude: 51.4513 / 51°27'4"N
Longitude: -2.5931 / 2°35'35"W
OS Eastings: 358879
OS Northings: 172642
OS Grid: ST588726
Mapcode National: GBR C8L.HL
Mapcode Global: VH88N.0SGB
Entry Name: 59, Queen Charlotte Street
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202464
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380244
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
ST5872NE QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET
901-1/16/196 (East side)
(Formerly Listed as:
QUEEN CHARLOTTE STREET
Attached house, now offices. 1709. By John Price. Refronted
1736 for Jacob Elton, possibly by John Strahan. Limestone
ashlar, roof not visible. Double-depth plan. Baroque style.
3 storeys and attic; 4-window range. Pilasters are rusticated
on the ground floor, panelled on the second, and fluted on the
third, with a plinth, deep strings that break forward over the
pilasters, and a cornice with sill blocks below the windows in
the plain, coped attic storey. A later Tuscan porch to the
left of centre has columns to a pediment, and a 6-panel door.
The windows have eared and shouldered architraves, heads, with
scribed voussoirs, that become more curved up the facade,
first-floor keys below the string, second-floor keys up to
aprons under the cornice, and fluted cill-block panels;
6/6-pane sashes, a narrow 4/4-pane sash to the left of the
door, C20 casements in the attic, and 9/9-pane rear sashes
with thick bars.
INTERIOR: a fairly complete early C18 interior includes a
panelled entrance hall with a fanlight, to a rear stairwell
with a good open-well stair, an uncut string, square newels
with pendents, barleysugar balusters and a moulded rail, and
wainscot; panelled partitions, fully-panelled ground- and
first-floor rooms, 2-panel doors, bolection-moulded
fireplaces, and cornices. A striking facade, '...one of the
most interesting Baroque terrace-house fronts in England'
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 125; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings
of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 170).
Listing NGR: ST5887972642
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