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Latitude: 51.4547 / 51°27'16"N
Longitude: -2.5934 / 2°35'36"W
OS Eastings: 358865
OS Northings: 173024
OS Grid: ST588730
Mapcode National: GBR C8K.FC
Mapcode Global: VH88N.0PBP
Entry Name: 56, Corn Street
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202154
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379379
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, Christ Church with Saint Ewen, All Saints and Saint George
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5873SE CORN STREET, Centre
901-1/11/573 (South East side)
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.46 AND 56
Coffee house. 1782. By Thomas Paty. Limestone ashlar, roof not
visible. Single-depth plan, upper floors projecting back over
the N aisle of All Saints Church (qv). Palladian style. 3
storeys; 3-window range. A symmetrical front has a pedimented
centre set forward with a ground-floor impost band, plat band,
rusticated quoins above to a frieze, cornice and parapet.
Ground-floor arcade of keyed semicircular arches with moulded
archivolts, plate-glass below upper panes; architraves above
with sill blocks, and pediments to the first floor, to
6/6-pane sashes. Matching right-hand return, slightly
narrower, with a left-hand doorway, blind right-hand
ground-floor arch and central upper windows. INTERIOR: C20
stair on the ground floor, central dogleg stair to the upper
floors with turned balusters, column newels and ball finials.
Built by Paty to balance Glascodine's matching Old Post Office
(qv) at the opposite side of the Exchange (qv), and forming a
formal composition with them.
(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: ST5886573024
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