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38, College Green

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4526 / 51°27'9"N

Longitude: -2.5993 / 2°35'57"W

OS Eastings: 358452

OS Northings: 172789

OS Grid: ST584727

Mapcode National: GBR C7L.34

Mapcode Global: VH88M.WRQB

Entry Name: 38, College Green

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202128

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379303

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


901-1/15/60 (North East side)
04/03/77 No.38


Formerly known as: Cabot Cafe COLLEGE GREEN.
Cafe, now offices. 1904. By LaTrobe and Weston. Granite,
limestone ashlar, copper and mosaic details, roof not visible.
Single-depth plan. Art Nouveau style.
3 storeys, attic and basement; 3-window range. A symmetrical
front has an altered ground floor clad in red granite with 3
chamfered openings, the right-hand pair opened into one, with
a right-hand Tuscan column to a console and gablet above the
fascia. Upper floors have pedimented 2-storey outer
buttresses, with narrow full-height recessed windows, divided
by copper hoods with Art Nouveau flowers to the first-floor
windows, and third-floor oculi with moulded surrounds and
festoons below the pediments. Between is a 2-storey, 4-light
timber bow window, divided by a mosaic panel, a segmental arch
above with alternate raised voussoirs, under a segmental flat
canopy beneath the third-floor windows. The parapet curves
down over the buttresses, with 3 tall narrow windows to the
INTERIOR: a right-hand stair flight with panelled sides, tall
first-floor square balusters, plaster strapwork to ceilings
throughout, and good Art Nouveau fireplaces with copper hoods,
glazed tiles, and inlay, with tall segmental-arched surrounds.
Probably Bristol's best piece of Art Nouveau architecture.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 214; City Buildings Series: Burroughs
T H B: Bristol: 1970-: 67; PL115).

Listing NGR: ST5845472793

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