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56, Corn Street

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

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5873SE CORN STREET, Centre
901-1/11/573 (South East side)
08/01/59 No.56
(Formerly Listed as:
CORN STREET
(South side)
Nos.46 AND 56
Exchange Buildings)

GV II*

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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