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St Nicholas Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4541 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.5925 / 2°35'33"W

OS Eastings: 358923

OS Northings: 172962

OS Grid: ST589729

Mapcode National: GBR C8K.MK

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0QS3

Plus Code: 9C3VFC34+MX

Entry Name: St Nicholas Chambers

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282112

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380478

ID on this website: 101282112

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, Christ Church with Saint Ewen, All Saints and Saint George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/16/654 (North side)
04/03/77 Nos.6-12 (Even)
St Nicholas Chambers
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.6-10 (Even)
St Nicholas Chambers, Nos.1 and 2)


Terrace of 4 shops and offices. 1867. By Ponton and Gough.
Tooled random limestone ashlar with red sandstone dressings,
brick party wall and lateral stacks, roof not visible.
Double-depth plan. Venetian Gothic Revival style.
4 storeys; 8-window range. A symmetrical front has a curved
2-window left-hand end. The front has a parade of three C20
shops set behind quatrefoil cast-iron columns to moulded
capitals and fittings in the sides for bars, wide, carved
pillows to moulded lintels, and narrower entrances at each end
with matching stone responds with sandstone bands and crocket
capitals; the curved end has 3 plate-glass windows and a
right-hand door with panelled stall riser. Above is a
ground-floor cornice, raised plinths, carved and moulded
impost bands and cornices to first and 2nd floors, an ornate
coved frieze, cornice and parapet.
Arcades of 3:2:3 windows; on the first and 2nd floors with
square piers to semicircular arches, archivolts with linked
circles on the first floor and sunken squares on the 2nd;
paired corner windows similar with central attached shafts.
3rd-floor windows have shouldered lintels set in rectangular
recesses with chamfered sides. First-floor windows have labels
with carved dragon stops, round panels between the arcades
with headless busts and foliate spandrels, and dragons in the
remaining spandrels.
INTERIOR: largely remodelled mid C20.
A fine composition, an important element in the streetscape.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 373; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 44).

Listing NGR: ST5892372962

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