History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Gresham Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.4539 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.5936 / 2°35'36"W

OS Eastings: 358853

OS Northings: 172938

OS Grid: ST588729

Mapcode National: GBR C8K.DN

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0Q79

Plus Code: 9C3VFC34+HH

Entry Name: Gresham Chambers

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380482

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

Find accommodation in



901-1/16/657 (North side)
04/03/77 No.18
Gresham Chambers


Attached shop. 1868. By Ponton and Gough. Random limestone
ashlar with red sandstone bands, brick party wall stacks, roof
not visible. Double-depth plan. Venetian Gothic Revival style.
3 storeys; 3-window range.
A symmetrical front has a shop front with outer doorways and
wider plate-glass window in between, square piers and responds
with crocket capitals, raised blocks above with carved tops
and gablets; lintels between have nail-head mouldings,
flanking a carved, weathered cornice. Round panels in blocks
have painted carved heads. Upper floors have bands of red
sandstone, and impost bands with running incised decoration;
flanking the second-floor bracketed cornice are short paired
columns on moulded corbels with crocket capitals and gableted
tops with shields and MD monogram. 3-window arcades have
banded columns to crocket capitals to stilted 2-centre arches,
taller on the first floor, with moulded arrises, labels, and
shouldered lintels within the arches with moulded spandrels.
INTERIOR: largely remodelled mid C20. One of a number of
similar designs for commercial buildings by Ponton and Gough,
including St Nicholas Chambers (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 375).

Listing NGR: ST5885372938

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.