© Ms Ruth Povey
PORT OF BRISTOL AUTHORITY DOCKS OFFICE, 19-21 QUEEN STREET (east side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
30 June 2001
04 March 1977
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5872NE QUEEN SQUARE
901-1/16/201 (East side)
04/03/77 Nos.19 AND 21
Queen Square House and attached
front area walls and piers
(Formerly Listed as:
Port of Bristol Authority Docks
Office. 1889. By WV Gough. For the Port of Bristol Authority.
Terracotta and brick with marble and Portland dressings, brick
gable and axial stacks and a slate roof. Double-depth plan.
Lavish Classical style with a French Empire style roof.
2 storeys, basement and attic; 7-window range, 2-window
right-hand extension. A very elaborate, symmetrical front has
a right-of-centre doorway; 1:5:1 windows separated by deep
pilasters, heavily rusticated on the ground floor, deep
cornices, dentil on the first and attic storeys and modillion
on the second floor; parapet.
The middle section has ground-floor pilasters to first-floor
marble Ionic columns on pedestals. The cornices break forward
over the pilasters, which carry through to urn finials. A tall
doorway has moulded jambs, acanthus consoles to a segmental
pediment with its bedmould in the cornice, containing a
cartouche, with a 2-leaf 28-panel door. Mullion and transom
windows, with single ones flanking the centre, have rounded
corners and plate-glass sashes.
Ground-floor sill band with brick panels beneath; first-floor
has panelled jambs to pediments, segmental over the single and
outer windows, timber transoms below stained-glass lights,
with curved balustrades in front; attic storey has
semicircular arcades set in rectangular recesses, with a tall
central 2-light dormer with a raised panel and segmental
The gables have curved brackets to large panelled stacks, with
smaller ones either side of a shallow hipped gable in the
middle of the roof, and a pierced ridge decoration. 4 Portland
statues on pedestals to the first-floor pilasters, of women
representing 4 continents. The matching extension has a lower
INTERIOR: terracotta detailing to an entrance hall, a large
rear stair well with 3 segmental arches to an imperial stair
with a balustrade, newels with heraldic beasts and a wainscot;
frieze with festoon and panelled plaster ceilings; panelled
oak door reveals and 5-panel doors; a 3/4 panelled front
first-floor room with fireplaces and panelled ceiling.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area wall has rusticated
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 392; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).