WEST GATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1052272
Date first listed:
18-May-1981
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
WEST GATE, COLSTON AVENUE

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Location

Statutory Address:
WEST GATE, COLSTON AVENUE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 58698 73140

Details

BRISTOL

ST5873SE COLSTON AVENUE, Centre 901-1/11/557 (North East side) 18/05/81 West Gate (Formerly Listed as: COLSTON AVENUE Electricity House)

GV II

Office. 1938. By Giles Gilbert Scott. Portland ashlar, flat roof not visible. Modernist style. Deep plan offices. 5 storeys and attic; 7-window front, 15-window left-hand and 12-window right-hand returns. A curved symmetrical front, set back above the ground floor from long side elevations, with moulded sill band, full-length ground-floor entablature and blocking course, coved first-floor sill band, and a plain fourth-floor band to the front section; the sides have a cornice and parapet beneath fourth floor set back, and attic windows set back again beneath a deeply overhanging roof, with thick mullions to the front. A central front doorway has an architrave with roundels to double doors and a cartouche above, with full-width curved plate-glass shop windows each side, and late C20 casements above. The returns have ground floors divided by thick mullion pilasters between plate-glass windows, doorways to penultimate bays each end; first-floor balconies at either end extend out of the entablature, railings to the fourth floor and attic. The left return has a right-hand doorway. The rear is a matching 7-window range with end balconies, and splayed 1-window corners with a carriage entrance to the NW corner, blind on the E corner. INTERIOR: refurbished 1991. Forms a strong termination to the E end of Colston Avenue. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 423).

Listing NGR: ST5869873140

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
379335
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 423

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Sep 1999
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