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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.


List entry Number: 1202060



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


District: City of Bristol

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Dec-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 379118

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ST5934 CHELTENHAM ROAD 901-1/36/40 (West side) Christadelphian Hall


Cinema, now chapel. 1914, closed 1955. Brick with limestone dressings, roof not visible. Open plan. Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. A symmetrical front with steps up to a recessed centre bay, with modillion cornice and parapet, and raised central segmental pediment. Mid C20 entrance and canopy; above is a large lunette with architrave, blocked voussoirs and stepped key, and an attic oculus with bayleaf surround and crossed branches beneath. outer windows set in an ashlar panel: ground-floor has architraves and a cornice, and first-floor oculus with eared round architrave and volute key, and crossed branches and fruit beneath. Casements with glazing bars. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: formerly the Academy Cinema, and one of a diminishing number of early Bristol cinemas, with its facade largely intact. (BIAS Journal: Day R: The Picture Palace: Bristol: 1980-: 18).

Listing NGR: ST5908474130

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Day, R, 'Bristol Industrial Archaeology Society Journal' in The Picture Palace, (1980), 18

National Grid Reference: ST 59084 74130


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