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IoE Number: 380257
Photographer: N.L. Stones
Date Photographed: 21 September 2002
Date listed: 08 January 1959
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOL ST5872NE QUEEN SQUARE 901-1/16/209 (West side) 08/01/59 No.51 Phoenix House and attached railings and piers (Formerly Listed as: QUEEN SQUARE (West side) Nos.46-55 (Consecutive)) GV II Attached house. c1833. Perhaps by Henry Rumley. Limestone ashlar, party wall stacks and pantile roof. Double-depth plan. Neoclassical style. 3 storeys, basement and attic; 3-window range. A symmetrical front has a banded ground floor, first-floor panelled pilasters with anthemion capitals to frieze, cornice and parapet. The centre breaks forward with a bowed open portico on Roman Doric columns to an entablature, chamfered door surround to a 6-panel door, and PHOENIX HOUSE inscribed on a panel above. Pedimented lintels with acroteria and wreaths to the middle first-floor window, to 6/6-pane sashes. A large carved Phoenix to the centre of the parapet. INTERIOR: central hall with an elliptical arch to a lateral open dogleg stair with turned balusters, wreathed and ramped rail with a star inlaid in the wreath; good marble fireplaces to ground and first-floor rooms, basement range fire surround; cornices with anthemia and guilloche; 6-panel doors and panelled shutters. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached front area railings with anthemia finials, and piers. Queen Square was built between 1701 and 1727. Much of the W side was rebuilt after the Reform Bill riot of 1831. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 228; Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 140).

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