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Regent House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southville, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.443 / 51°26'34"N

Longitude: -2.5962 / 2°35'46"W

OS Eastings: 358658

OS Northings: 171719

OS Grid: ST586717

Mapcode National: GBR C7P.SL

Mapcode Global: VH88M.YZBQ

Entry Name: Regent House

Listing Date: 7 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379954

Location: Bristol, BS3

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Southville

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bedminster

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5871 LOMBARD STREET, Bedminster
901-1/45/381 (North side)
07/01/94 Regent House

GV II

Offices. 1908. By Sir Frank Wills. For the Imperial Tobacco
Company. Terracotta, copper and slate. Edwardian Baroque
style. A corner site with the entrance on the angle.
4 storeys; 20-window range to Lombard Street, 4 to East
Street.
Giant Doric pilasters on pedestals to first-floor entablature
with dentil cornice. Second-floor paired Doric columns to
entablature, and c1988 attic story behind original balustrade.
Entrance in embayed corner between the end pilasters; doorway
with rounded Gibbs surround formed from heavy torus and large
scrolled key. Venetian oriel above with rocaille decoration to
the bottom and monogram of the Imperial Tobacco Company.
Paired slender shafts on the Venetian window and hood above.
Second-floor windows carried across from side elevations. Drum
and dome finish the corner, paired shafts on a swagged plinth
on the drum and steep copper sheathed dome.
Side elevations with rectangular coupled windows and central
colonnettes on the ground and first floors above a weathered
plinth; similar smaller ones on the second floor with
architraves and c1988 lights in the attic.
Round-arched doorway in the far right of the East Street
front, with moulded imposts, key and fanlight; on the Lombard
Street front, a pediment to the 11th and 12th windows from the
bay above coupled windows, and containing a rocaille cartouche
inscribed to the company. Semicircular-arched doorway in the
10th bay, and similar window in the 13th.
INTERIOR: completely rebuilt behind the facade c1988, but
Jacobethan-style chimneypieces, panelling and staircase
reinstated. Built as the first headquarters for the
newly-formed Imperial Tobacco Company.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 381; Bristol As It Was: Bristol's
Suburbs Long Ago: Bristol: 422, 423, 425).


Listing NGR: ST5865871719

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