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Latitude: 51.4539 / 51°27'14"N
Longitude: -2.5936 / 2°35'37"W
OS Eastings: 358848
OS Northings: 172936
OS Grid: ST588729
Mapcode National: GBR C8K.CN
Mapcode Global: VH88N.0Q69
Entry Name: The Elephant Public House and Attached Basement Window Railings
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207533
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380483
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
ST5872NE ST NICHOLAS STREET, Centre
901-1/16/658 (North side)
The Elephant Public House and
attached basement window railings
(Formerly Listed as:
ST NICHOLAS STREET
The Elephant Public House)
Attached public house. 1867. By Henry Masters. Render with
painted limestone dressings, roof not visible. Double-depth
plan. Eclectic mid Victorian style.
3 storeys and cellar; 4-window range. An ornate, symmetrical
front has a ground floor with a full-width, foliate impost
band with carved foliage, and a dentil fascia cornice; the
sides of the fascia have consoles with acroteria below banded
pilaster strips to a coved coping. 2:1:2 semicircular-arched
ground-floor windows, the outer ones set above
segmental-arched basement windows with moulded heads, a plinth
to a ground-floor column between, and archivolts with raised
balls and a label; the middle window is set in a raised
section with banded sides, and slender colonnettes set in
coved reveals. Outer doorways have moulded segmental heads to
5-panel doors. Paired upper windows have carved imposts and a
central column as the ground floor, with stilted
segmental-arched heads and segmental pediments on the
first-floor, and with curved corners to the second-floor
lintels and dentil cornices. In the middle on the ground floor
is a relief of an elephant set in an oval stapwork panel, with
curved consoles and panel beneath. INTERIOR: altered.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: basement windows have attached iron
segmental-arched railings with finials.
A very fine example of a vigorous mid-Victorian public house
(Mowl T: Bristol, The Last Age of the Merchant Princes:
Bristol: 1991-: 39).
Listing NGR: ST5884872936
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