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Description: The Arcade
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 101803
OS Grid Reference: SZ0878491167
OS Grid Coordinates: 408784, 91167
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7201, -1.8769
5186 OLD CHRISTCHURCH ROAD
[Nos 1 to 22 (consec) and
Nos 22A, 23 and 23A]
SZ 0891 13/132 1.8.74.
Forms part of a group with items 13/139, 13/140 and 13/141 in Gervis Place (group
value), 1886-73, Henry Joy (builder), of stucco in Regency style. Facades to
Old Christchurch Road and Gervis place flanked by 3-storey rotundas ('pepper
pots') which have lost their original stilted metal-roofed domes: Corinthian
pilasters and dentil cornice to 1st floor, Tuscan and plainer cornice (with blocking
course) to 2nd. Between them, tripartite entrances remodelled circa 1935, with
glazed facade above to semi-circular gable: radiating half-wheel of arched glazing
bars, projecting forward on Gervis Place front, over miniature glazed arcade,
2nd tier of wheel arches enclosed by dentil cornice of gable. Gervis Place front
includes 3 bays of shopping frontage to east and 4 to west, also stucco, at west
end Bright's Staff Entrance has pilasters and entablature. Old Christchurch
Road front has 1 bay of stucco shops to east, 2 to west. Interior has one good
Victorian shop front (Peter Roberts, formerly William and Treadgold); arched
glazing bars, flanking pilasters and console brackets carrying miniature coupled
pilasters and pediment panel, fascia with dentil cornice and rich openwork cresting
rising in centre. Most upper windows of plain Georgian shape, but some are recessed
canted oriels. Moulded cornice supports iron arch-braced roof of 1872-3 with
steeply pitched lantern.
The Arcade [Nos 1 to 23A (consec)], No 28 with Dingles, Anderson and McAuley and
Gervis Hall (Hornes), Gervis Place form a group.
Listing NGR: SZ0878491167
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Source: English Heritage
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