History in Structure

West India House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.4535 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: -2.5924 / 2°35'32"W

OS Eastings: 358930

OS Northings: 172890

OS Grid: ST589728

Mapcode National: GBR C8K.NT

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0QVM

Plus Code: 9C3VFC35+92

Entry Name: West India House

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202675

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380815

ID on this website: 101202675

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

Tagged with: Architectural structure

Find accommodation in



WELSH BACK, Centre (West side)
Nos. 2, 3 AND 4 West India House


Office. l903. By Oatley and Lawrence. Red sandstone plinth, limestone ashlar, red brick with limestone dressings, brick lateral stacks and slate roof. Double-depth plan. Edwardian Baroque style. Three storeys and two attics; Five-window range. A symmetrical front is canted back slightly from the centre, a moulded plinth, banded ground floor to a plat band, pulvinated frieze and modillion cornice, attic storey and later dormers; pedimented centre set forward, with paired Ionic pilasters. Semicircular-arched doorway with coved surround and a large key, segmental-arched canopy on paired brackets, teardrop fanlight and double doors. Segmental-arched ground-floor and second-floor windows, architraves to upper floors, pediments on the first floor, and second-floor semicircular-arched windows, with a three-storey central semicircular-arched stair window, and oculus in the tympanum with relief branches; three large three-light dormers. Sashes with panes over plate glass. INTERIOR: open-well stair above the entrance hall. A well-composed facade, holding an important position and a good example of the architect's commercial work. (Scottish Provident Institution, Clare Street (qv)).

Listing NGR: ST5893072890

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

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.