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29 Queen Square

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4496 / 51°26'58"N

Longitude: -2.5938 / 2°35'37"W

OS Eastings: 358829

OS Northings: 172463

OS Grid: ST588724

Mapcode National: GBR C8M.B5

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0T3K

Entry Name: 29 Queen Square

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380252

Location: 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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Listing Text

BRISTOL

ST5872

901-1/42/204

QUEEN SQUARE (South side)

29 Queen Square

(Formerly Listed as: Sailor's Refuge)

(Formerly Listed as: QUEEN SQUARE (East side) Nos.27-29 (Consecutive))

08/01/59

II*

Attached house. 1709-11. Brick with limestone dressings, brick party wall stacks and pantile double-pile roof. Double-depth plan with short rear wings. Early Georgian naive Palladian style.

Three storeys, basement and attic; five-window range. A symmetrical front has quoins to an overhanging timber modillion cornice and boxed eaves, with superimposed orders of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian engaged columns flanking the central bay and inside the quoins.

The doorway has carved acanthus brackets to a flat canopy with panelled soffit and moulded bedmould, an early C19 semicircular-arched doorway with fluted transom, grotesque key, draped roundels and six-panel door, the top four raised. Ground and first floor windows have alternate segmental and triangular pediments linked by a string, all the windows have rubbed brick arches with grotesque keys, wavy arrisses to the first and second floors, whose middle window has a fluted arch; nine-over-four pane sashes in exposed, slightly recessed frames.

Rear elevation has shallow projecting wings, cambered heads with five stepped voussoirs to six-over-six pane sashes with thick bars, a left-hand doorway with thick brackets to a canopy, and a large semicircular-arched stair light.

INTERIOR: fairly complete with extensive panelling to the ground- and first-floor reception, bed- and dressing rooms; entrance hall divided by an elliptical arch with winged cupid key, to an open dogleg stair with good rocaille brackets, barleysugar balusters, curtail and fluted newels, upper and right-hand service stairs flank the central landing, with winder top and bottom sections, uncut strings and barleysugar balusters; ground-floor front right-hand room divided by an elliptical arch, with eared fire surround and hob grate; similar surrounds in ground- and first-floor rooms, and with bolection moulded surrounds to the second floor; parallel segmental-arched basement vaults.

One of the few surviving original houses in Queen Square, which was laid out in 1699, and has claim to be the largest square in England, built between 1701 and 1727, to leases of varied width and similar designs. No.29 is interesting for its naive use of classical decoration.

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 1 September 2017.

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

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