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© Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA

IoE Number: 379022
Location: LOWER ARCADE, HORSEFAIR (south side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA
Date Photographed: 28 September 1999
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 08 January 1959
Grade II*

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BRISTOLST5973BROADMEAD, Broadmead901-1/40/479(North side)

BRISTOL ST5973 BROADMEAD, Broadmead 901-1/40/479 (North side) 08/01/59 Nos.1-36 (Consecutive) Lower Arcade GV II* Arcade. 1824-5. By Foster and Oakley. Limestone and Pennant ashlar. Single-depth plan shops flanking an axial arcade. Greek Revival style. Each shop of 2 storeys; 2-window range. Broadmead front has a Pennant plinth below fluted Ionic columns in antis; pilasters flank plate-glass shop fronts either side, below panels, entablature with a dentil cornice, a frieze of palmettes and parapet with half-blind balusters. INTERIOR: columns to an entablature and cast-iron frieze divide the arcade into 9 bays, with a glazed roof divided by panelled sections with lion heads. A fine surviving example of an early shopping arcade, modelled on the Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, London, and at 600 feet in length, rivalling contemporary arcades in Cheltenham, Bath and London. Originally in 2 sections, the Upper Arcade was destroyed in 1940. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 241).

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