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59, Queen Charlotte Street

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VFC24+GP

Entry Name: 59, Queen Charlotte Street

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380244

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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901-1/16/196 (East side)
08/01/59 No.59
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.55-61 (Odd))


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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