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Statutory Address:

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

City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 59084 74130



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


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


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

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Date: 19 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/07242/18
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