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Old Post Office

A Grade I Listed Building in Central, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4544 / 51°27'15"N

Longitude: -2.5939 / 2°35'38"W

OS Eastings: 358830

OS Northings: 172990

OS Grid: ST588729

Mapcode National: GBR C8K.BH

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0P2X

Entry Name: Old Post Office

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187390

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379376

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: 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


BRISTOL

ST5872NE CORN STREET, Centre
901-1/16/569 (South West side)
08/01/59 No.48
Old Post Office
(Formerly Listed as:
CORN STREET
(South side)
Nos.46 AND 56
Exchange Buildings)

GV I

Post office, now offices. 1746, part rebuilt as facsimile
1993. By Samuel Glascodine. Limestone ashlar with lateral
ashlar stacks, roof not visible. Open plan with central
stairwell. Palladian style. 3 storeys and attic; 3-window
range. A symmetrical front has a pedimented centre set
forward, plinth, impost band, plat band, rusticated quoins
above to an entablature with cornice and parapet. Ground-floor
semicircular arches with moulded archivolts and keys, C20
glazing and central glazed double doors. Upper windows have
architraves, sill blocks, pediments to the first floor, and
horned 6/6-pane and 3/6-pane sashes; wide dormer. The
left-hand return is a 11-window range: right-hand 3-window
range as the front, with OLD POST OFFICE inscribed in the plat
band; to the right 4:1:3 windows, with a raised entrance
section set back containing a tall doorway with Gibbs
surround, a pedimented first-floor window and a
semicircular-arched second-floor window beneath a cartouche
with festoon. Each side are windows as the front. INTERIOR:
largely remodelled late C20; the side doorway leads to an
open-well stair, with cast-iron stick balusters and column
newels, and a ramped moulded rail. Designed to compliment the
Exhange (qv), and a balancing pair with No.56 (qv).
(Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 108;
Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 149; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 416).


Listing NGR: ST5883072990

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