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IoE Number: 380788
Location: SHAKESPEARE INN, 78 VICTORIA STREET (north east side)
Photographer: Miss Janet Gibson
Date Photographed: 19 May 2002
Date listed: 08 December 1972
Date of last amendment: 08 December 1972
Grade II

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BRISTOLST5972VICTORIA STREET901-1/42/331(North East side)

BRISTOL ST5972 VICTORIA STREET 901-1/42/331 (North East side) 08/12/72 No.78 Shakespeare Inn GV II House, now public house. Early C17, dated 1636 on front, extensively restored 1950, re-roofed 1992. Timber box-frame with roughcast, 2 rubble lateral stacks each side, topped with brick, and a pantile roof. Double fronted gable end facing the street, formerly a right-hand stair between the stacks, and front and back rooms; left-hand stacks from previous house to that side. 3 storeys, cellar and attic; 2-bay range. A symmetrical front divided by pantiled pents to each floor, boxed eaves, wide central doorway with 2-leaf 1950 studded door, and square 3-storey bays. The bases of timber posts flank doorway to inside of bays, which have 2-leaf cellar doors with strap hinges; first- and second-floor 4/8-pane sashes, with 6/6/6 sliding sashes to attic beneath an original moulding. INTERIOR: largely 1950 behind the frontage, with a new stair; moulded first- and second-floor beams. Through-purlin roof with diagonal braces, nails and pegging. Timber barrel-run down into the cellar from the street. The original plan form is found in C17 merchants' houses after 1660s, for example in King Street. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 87; Winstone R: Bristol As It Was: Bristol: 1879-: PL 75).

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