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Queen Square House and Attached Front Area Walls and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4502 / 51°27'0"N

Longitude: -2.5932 / 2°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 358876

OS Northings: 172519

OS Grid: ST588725

Mapcode National: GBR C8M.H0

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0TF5

Plus Code: 9C3VFC24+3P

Entry Name: Queen Square House and Attached Front Area Walls and Piers

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202465

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380249

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/07/2012


(East side)
Nos.19 AND 21
Queen Square House and attached
front area walls and piers

(Formerly Listed as: QUEEN SQUARE (East side)
Nos.19-21 (Consecutive) Port of Bristol Authority Docks Office)


Office. 1889. By WV Gough, with terracotta work by Gibbs and Canning of
Tamworth. For the Port of Bristol Authority.
Terracotta and brick with marble and Portland dressings, brick
gable and axial stacks and a slate roof. Double-depth plan.
Lavish Classical style with a French Empire style roof.
2 storeys, basement and attic; 7-window range, 2-window
right-hand extension. A very elaborate, symmetrical front has
a right-of-centre doorway; 1:5:1 windows separated by deep
pilasters, heavily rusticated on the ground floor, deep
cornices, dentil on the first and attic storeys and modillion
on the second floor; parapet.
The middle section has ground-floor pilasters to first-floor
marble Ionic columns on pedestals. The cornices break forward
over the pilasters, which carry through to urn finials. A tall
doorway has moulded jambs, acanthus consoles to a segmental
pediment with its bedmould in the cornice, containing a
cartouche, with a 2-leaf 28-panel door. Mullion and transom
windows, with single ones flanking the centre, have rounded
corners and plate-glass sashes.
Ground-floor sill band with brick panels beneath; first-floor
has panelled jambs to pediments, segmental over the single and
outer windows, timber transoms below stained-glass lights,
with curved balustrades in front; attic storey has
semicircular arcades set in rectangular recesses, with a tall
central 2-light dormer with a raised panel and segmental
The gables have curved brackets to large panelled stacks, with
smaller ones either side of a shallow hipped gable in the
middle of the roof, and a pierced ridge decoration. 4 Portland
statues on pedestals to the first-floor pilasters, of women
representing 4 continents. The matching extension has a lower
INTERIOR: terracotta detailing to an entrance hall, a large
rear stair well with 3 segmental arches to an imperial stair
with a balustrade, newels with heraldic beasts and a wainscot;
frieze with festoon and panelled plaster ceilings; panelled
oak door reveals and 5-panel doors; a 3/4 panelled front
first-floor room with fireplaces and panelled ceiling.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area wall has rusticated
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 392; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).

Listing NGR: ST5887672519

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