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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202630
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380698
Location: Bristol, BS8
County: City of 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
ST5673NE THE PROMENADE, Clifton
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
Large and heavily decorated, on an important site and with
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 279).
Listing NGR: ST5659273656
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