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

Map

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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

Summary

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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

Legacy

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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

End of official listing