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Merchant Taylors' Almshouses

A Grade II* Listed Building in Central, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.457 / 51°27'25"N

Longitude: -2.589 / 2°35'20"W

OS Eastings: 359173

OS Northings: 173276

OS Grid: ST591732

Mapcode National: GBR C9J.FK

Mapcode Global: VH88N.2MNY

Entry Name: Merchant Taylors' Almshouses

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379992

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Local Authority Ward: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/40/485 (West side)
08/01/59 Nos.19 AND 21
Merchant Taylors' Almshouses
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.19 AND 21
Lloyds Bank)


Almshouse, now bank. Dated 1701. Render over brick, rendered
lateral stacks and a slate hipped roof. U-shaped plan with
wings flanking front courtyard. Early Georgian style. 2
storeys; 4-window range. Symmetrical with deep projecting
wings to a courtyard. Chamfered quoins, first-floor string and
modillion cornice to boxed eaves; the central doorway has a
good bracketed shell hood, a plain surround and 2-leaf 2-panel
doors; matching doorways face across the courtyard with carved
brackets to a pedimented hood. C20 cross windows flanking the
main door, 3 to each side of the courtyard and 2 in the ends.
Above the door is a large, painted panel bearing the arms of
the Merchant Taylor's Guild, and flanking it the inscription
ANNODM/1701. INTERIOR not inspected. One of Bristol's earliest
brick buildings, it was built by the Guild for the
accommodation of 9 persons, each side of the building having 3

Listing NGR: ST5917373276

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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