© Ms Ruth Povey
BUSH HOUSE, 72 AND 74 PRINCE STREET (west side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
20 March 2005
20 June 1973
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5872 PRINCE STREET
901-1/42/190 (West side)
20/06/73 Nos.72 AND 74
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.72 AND 74
Warehouse. c1832, extended 1837. By RS Pop. For Acraman, Bush,
Castle and Co. Pennant ashlar and rubble with limestone
dressings, late C20 glazed roof. Rectangular, double-depth
5 storeys and attic; 8-window range. The long elevations
planned as for 3 sections, though only 2 built: plinth,
vermiculated ground floor to a limestone band, squared coursed
rubble to an ashlar frieze and cornice, and an attic and
parapet. Wide buttresses to the left-hand corner and
separating a 6-window range to the right and 3-window range to
the left. Semicircular-arched ground-floor windows; those
above are in full-height semicircular-arched recesses, and set
in ashlar, with limestone pilasters to a moulded lintel on the
second floor and an impost band on the third. Lunettes to the
attic, and a late C20 glazed top storey behind the parapet.
Similar W front without the ashlar, with 3 inserted C20
doorways in the left section, which has 2 iron crane jibs.
The S front is a 9-window range in 3 symmetrical sections: the
outer ones break forward with flat-headed ground-floor
openings, full-height semicircular-arched recesses above have
flat-headed windows to the lower floors, and flat-headed attic
windows; and a broad central section with segmental-arched
doorways, wider semicircular-arched recesses above with inner
recesses containing the windows, a raised parapet and central
pediment with a taller central attic window.
INTERIOR: converted to exhibition and office space. Occupying
an important position in the city's landscape, the building
achieves an effect of 'remarkable dignity ...by repetition and
subtle variation of simple elements' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 365).