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©  Tony Byram LRPS DPAGB

IoE Number: 380829
Location: THE PALACE HOTEL, 1 WEST STREET (north side)
Photographer: Tony Byram LRPS DPAGB
Date Photographed: 19 July 2001
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 04 March 1977
Grade II

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BRISTOLST5973SEWEST STREET, Old Market901-1/12/1659(North West side)

BRISTOL ST5973SE WEST STREET, Old Market 901-1/12/1659 (North West side) 04/03/77 No.1 The Palace Hotel GV II Hotel. c1860. Limestone ashlar, ashlar party wall stacks and slate roof. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys and basement; 6-window range. Taller main elevation follows the corner, with a left-hand wing in Lawford Street with lower floor heights, and blank right-hand party wall; the heavily-decorated ground floor articulated by vermiculated pilasters, doubled either side of the corner doorway, with foliate capitals to an entablataure and modillion cornice, and pilasters with sunken panels on the upper floors; banded, rusticated first floor to a frieze and cornice, frieze and dentil cornice on the second floor; windows have plate-glass sashes. The curved section is set slightly back, a central semicircular-arched doorway with foliate capitals to jambs, a grotesque key and foliate spandrels, plate-glass fanlight and C20 door; similarly arched windows have medallions in the spandrels, and form an arcade of 5 windows to the left wing with weathered cills; the frieze above is incribed IMPORTERS OF FINE WINES AND SPIRITS/ WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT. Central first-floor window has panelled jambs and deep consoles below a balcony with turned balusters, and narrow, deep-set flanking windows; the second-floor window above has columns with foliate capitals and spandrels, tall Assyrian-style herms support sections of the frieze which breaks forward, and small, flanking deeply-set semicircular-arched windows. The wing has 3 first-floor windows with eared architraves and central panels to the lintels with lion heads, and second-floor windows with swag hanging from the lintels. Moulded GRP dormer has a circular panel and curved cornice, set on a steep, curved corner roof between tall, coped party walls with stacks; parapeted wing. INTERIOR: bar with an arcade of semicircular arches on twisted brass columns, and elaborate cornice, and a dogleg stair. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 355).

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