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Commonwealth House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4595 / 51°27'34"N

Longitude: -2.6091 / 2°36'32"W

OS Eastings: 357777

OS Northings: 173567

OS Grid: ST577735

Mapcode National: GBR C4H.XN

Mapcode Global: VH88M.QLJ0

Plus Code: 9C3VF95R+R9

Entry Name: Commonwealth House

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1291175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380864

Location: Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton Down

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton, St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/3/1112 (West side)
04/03/77 Nos.12 AND 14
Commonwealth House
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.12 AND 14)


Attached pair of houses, now offices. c1850. Limestone ashlar
with lateral stacks, roof not visible. Double-depth plan.
Neoclassical style.
Each of 3 storeys and basement; 2-window range. A symmetrical
front has shallow wings and side doorways, a banded ground
floor to a moulded plat band, paired upper pilasters with
capitals to a frieze, dentil cornice and parapet. The wings
have plain ground-floor windows, and bracketed pediment and
sill blocks on the first floor; paired ground-floor middle
windows with projecting jambs on moulded blocks, a similar
pair of jambs to the party wall, all to consoles beneath a
balcony with bowed cast-iron railings between the wings.
Tripartite first-floor windows with 8/8-pane margin pane
sashes, and plain second-floor windows; 6/6-pane sashes. The
ends have porches with distyle-in-antis acanthus columns to an
entablature, and a semicircular-arched recess above containing
a stair light; doorways with side windows and 6-panel doors.
INTERIOR: entrance stair halls, stone dogleg winder stairs
with cast-iron balusters and a wreathed rail, bracketed
cornices and 6-panel doors.

Listing NGR: ST5777773567

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