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Gresham Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Gresham Chambers

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380482

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

ST5872NE ST NICHOLAS STREET, Centre
901-1/16/657 (North side)
04/03/77 No.18
Gresham Chambers

GV II

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

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

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