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Merchant Hall and Attached Front Garden Walls, Piers and Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4602 / 51°27'36"N

Longitude: -2.6262 / 2°37'34"W

OS Eastings: 356592

OS Northings: 173656

OS Grid: ST565736

Mapcode National: GBR C1H.3D

Mapcode Global: VH88M.FKHG

Plus Code: 9C3VF96F+3G

Entry Name: Merchant Hall and Attached Front Garden Walls, Piers and Gates

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380698

Location: Clifton, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/1/970 (South East side)
Merchant Hall and attached front
garden walls, piers and gates


Pair of attached houses, now club. 1868. By Popes and Bindon,
converted C20 for Merchant Venturers. Limestone ashlar and
pink sandstone rubble with limestone dressings, lateral and
party wall stacks, and a slate hipped roof. Double-depth plan.
Each of 2 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range.
A symmetrical front with entrance porches set forward at the
ends, rusticated quoins, ground-floor cornice, and a deep,
bracketed cornice cut through by attic windows. Ashlar porches
have open semicircular arches and balustrades, with 2 similar
arched windows in the sides, and a semicircular-arched doorway
with fanlights; lower pavilions behind with hipped roofs.
Ashlar ground-floor has an arcade of semicircular-arched
windows, the middle one blind and set forward, with faceted
jambs, flat-headed first-floor windows with architraves, and
enlarged attic windows with eared architraves. The end
pavilions have paired semicircular-arched first-floor windows,
the ones above as the attic.
INTERIOR: former party walls removed, large central full-width
hall with a reset Imperial stair, and various fittings
imported from other houses.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front garden rubble walls with 2
pairs of large gate piers with modillion cornices, and
wrought-iron gates.
Large and heavily decorated, on an important site and with
group value.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 279).

Listing NGR: ST5659273656

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