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Royal Promenade

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4568 / 51°27'24"N

Longitude: -2.6067 / 2°36'24"W

OS Eastings: 357940

OS Northings: 173261

OS Grid: ST579732

Mapcode National: GBR C5J.GM

Mapcode Global: VH88M.RNS3

Plus Code: 9C3VF94V+P8

Entry Name: Royal Promenade

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202477

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380275

Location: Central, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton, St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/9/227 (North East side)
04/03/77 Nos.48-68 (Even)
Royal Promenade


Terrace of 11 shops. 1859-68. By Foster and Wood. Limestone
ashlar and granite columns, party wall stacks, slate roof with
mansard sections. Double-depth plan. Italianate style.
2 storeys and attic; 38-window range. Part of a composed
terrace has alternately sections of full attic storeys and
mansards, 8:9:7:14 windows; a pilaster of faceted blocks to
the right-hand end, ground-floor modillion cornice, string
with guttae, second-floor sill band, dentil cornice, frieze
and fluted brackets to a cornice, and attic storey with
moulded coping. Ground-floor arcade of moulded semicircular
arches with banded granite columns and capitals with volutes,
and stone square piers to party walls; C20 infill shop fronts
to all except Nos 58-66. Semicircular-arched first-floor
windows have moulded jambs and plinths and carved capitals,
linked by sill and impost bands; sections with attic storey
have lengths of stone bracketed balconies, with balustrades of
intersecting circles to the right-hand one; second-floor
windows with architraves. Attic storey is articulated by
panelled pilasters, with carved heads, to a cornice broken
forward supporting spiked ball finials; windows have eared and
shouldered architraves to segmental heads. Semicircular-arched
dormers to the mansard sections have side brackets and ball
finials, and linking parapet. 2/2-pane sashes, casements to
the dormers.
INTERIOR: largely remodelled for late C20 shops.
A good and early shopping terrace, Bristol's first.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 355).

Listing NGR: ST5794073261

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