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WEST GATE

List Entry Summary

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

Name: WEST GATE

List entry Number: 1052272

Location

WEST GATE, COLSTON AVENUE

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

County:

District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-May-1981

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 379335

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List entry Description

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History

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 58698 73140

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