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Lower Arcade

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

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Latitude: 51.4578 / 51°27'28"N

Longitude: -2.5903 / 2°35'24"W

OS Eastings: 359085

OS Northings: 173372

OS Grid: ST590733

Mapcode National: GBR C9J.47

Mapcode Global: VH88N.1MZ8

Entry Name: Lower Arcade

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202024

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379022

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


ST5973 BROADMEAD, Broadmead
901-1/40/479 (North side)
08/01/59 Nos.1-36 (Consecutive)
Lower Arcade


Arcade. 1824-5. By Foster and Oakley. Limestone and Pennant
ashlar. Single-depth plan shops flanking an axial arcade.
Greek Revival style. Each shop of 2 storeys; 2-window range.
Broadmead front has a Pennant plinth below fluted Ionic
columns in antis; pilasters flank plate-glass shop fronts
either side, below panels, entablature with a dentil cornice,
a frieze of palmettes and parapet with half-blind balusters.
INTERIOR: columns to an entablature and cast-iron frieze
divide the arcade into 9 bays, with a glazed roof divided by
panelled sections with lion heads. A fine surviving example of
an early shopping arcade, modelled on the Burlington Arcade,
Piccadilly, London, and at 600 feet in length, rivalling
contemporary arcades in Cheltenham, Bath and London.
Originally in 2 sections, the Upper Arcade was destroyed in
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 241).

Listing NGR: ST5908573372

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