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Latitude: 51.4534 / 51°27'12"N
Longitude: -2.6008 / 2°36'2"W
OS Eastings: 358351
OS Northings: 172884
OS Grid: ST583728
Mapcode National: GBR C6K.SV
Mapcode Global: VH88M.VQYP
Entry Name: 1,3 and 4, Unity Street
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202649
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380749
Location: Bristol, BS1
County: City of 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
ST5872NW UNITY STREET
901-1/15/307 (North West side)
08/01/59 Nos.1, 3 AND 4
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 AND 3-9 (Consecutive))
Terrace of 3 houses, now offices. c1742. Possibly by James
Paty the Elder. Limestone ashlar with brick party wall stacks
and a pantile hipped roof. Double-depth plan. Palladian, mid
Symmetrically-planned group each of 3 storeys, attic and
basement; 5-window middle and 3-window outer ranges.
Rusticated pilaster strips to party walls, cornice and
parapet, and a rusticated ground floor to a plat band.
The middle house is 1:3:1, with the rusticated quoins to a
pedimented centre broken forward; a central doorway with
blocked Ionic pilasters to a pulvinated frieze and pediment,
rectangular overlight and 8-panel door. Outer houses have
left-hand semicircular-arched doorways, with similar surrounds
to the centre, fanlight and 6-panel doors. C20 plate-glass
shop fronts; architraves with sill blocks to Nos 2 & 3, plain,
segmental-arched heads to No.1, to 6/6-pane sashes and
3/6-pane second floor sashes; 2 hipped dormers. The rear
elevation to No.4 has an early C19 addition of 6 Doric columns
to an entablature with metopes.
INTERIOR: No.1, entrance hall with a panelled division from
front room, a semicircular arch with panelled reveals to a
side dogleg stair with column-on-vase balusters, a moulded
ramped rail and panelled wainscot; 6-panel doors and panelled
shutters; fireplaces and panelled shutters.
HISTORICAL NOTE: named after the reconciliation between George
II and Frederick, Prince of Wales.
Probably the earliest of a group including Nos 5-9 (qv), the
early Palladian facades setting a trend which remained
influential into the C19.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 210).
Listing NGR: ST5835172884
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