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© Ms Ruth Povey

IoE Number: 380249
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOL 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: QUEEN SQUARE (East side) Nos.19-21 (Consecutive) Port of Bristol Authority Docks Office) GV II 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 pediment. 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 roof. 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 piers. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 392; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).

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