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Royal Colonnade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4539 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.6041 / 2°36'14"W

OS Eastings: 358117

OS Northings: 172941

OS Grid: ST581729

Mapcode National: GBR C6K.0N

Mapcode Global: VH88M.TQ49

Plus Code: 9C3VF93W+H8

Entry Name: Royal Colonnade

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282279

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379642

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

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

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Description


BRISTOL

ST5872NW GREAT GEORGE STREET
901-1/15/99 (North West side)
08/01/59 Nos.12-18 (Even)
Royal Colonnade

GV II*

Terrace of 4 houses, now offices. c1826. Possibly by RS Pope.
Limestone ashlar with party wall stacks, roof not visible.
Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style.
Each of 3 storeys and basement; 3-window range. A composed
terrace of projecting end houses linked by a colonnade of
Ionic columns, spaced 1:2:2:1 to each house, to an entablature
and balustrade of square balusters and panels with wreaths.
The upper floors have pilasters from a plat band, to a frieze,
cornice and parapet. End doorways have pilasters to an
entablature and cornice and semicircular arches, and paired
central doorways have semicircular-arched architraves, to
fanlights and 6-panel doors. Plain ground-floor windows behind
the colonnade, architraves to the rest, ground-floor cornices,
and console cornices to the first-floor windows behind the
colonnade; 8/8-pane sashes, 4/8-panes on the second floor.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with an elliptical arch to a central
stair hall with a lateral dogleg winder stair with stick
balusters and a banded rail, set in a bowed party wall, and
top lit by an oval lantern; basement range in keyed fire
surround; marble fireplaces; egg-and-dart mouldings,
architraves with roundels to 6-panel doors.
Probably Bristol's first Neoclassical terrace; attributed to
Pope on the basis of the characteristically irregular
colonnade, and use of wreath motif.
(Mowl T: To Build the Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 140; Gomme
A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History:
Bristol: 1979-: 230).


Listing NGR: ST5815972919

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