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© Ms Ruth Povey

IoE Number: 380203
Location: 66-70 PRINCE STREET (east side)
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 04 September 2003
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II*

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BRISTOL ST5872 PRINCE STREET 901-1/42/189 (West side) 08/01/59 Nos.68 AND 70 The Shakespeare Public House (Formerly Listed as: PRINCE STREET (East side) Nos.66-70) GV II* Pair of attached houses. 1725. By John Strahan. Limestone ashlar, brick party wall stacks and a pantile roof. Double-depth plan. Early Georgian style. Each of 3 storeys; 4-window range. Symmetrical fronts have a central pedimented 2-window range set forward with a banded ground floor; rusticated pilasters, first-floor plat band, frieze, cornice and parapet. Outer semicircular-arched doorways beside the central section have floating cornices, keys and imposts, fanlights and 6-panel doors. The middle windows on the ground floor have semicircular arches with keys and incised voussoirs, the rest have keyed segmental heads and architraves, to 6/6-pane sashes. In the pediment are elaborate heraldic cartouches of the original families. INTERIOR: No.68 is fairly complete and includes fully-panelled entrance hall and ground-floor rooms, separated by a framed wall with an elliptical arch; ramped wainscot to the rear dogleg stair, which has a curtail, column-on-vase balusters, column newels and ramped, toadback rail, and an uncut string to the attic; doors with 4 fielded panels and panelled shutters. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 128).

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