Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1202430

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1987

Statutory Address: WILLS HALL, PARRY'S LANE


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Statutory Address: WILLS HALL, PARRY'S LANE

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 56849 75694


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ST5675 PARRY'S LANE, Stoke Bishop 901-1/31/1998 (South West side) 23/06/87 Wills Hall


University hall of residence. 1925-28. By Sir George Oatley. For Henry Herbert Wills. Limestone ashlar and squared Lias with slate hipped and gabled roofs. Quadrangular plan. Elizabethan Domestic Revival style, planned after an Oxford college. Single-storey; 1-window range gatehouse. 2-storey; 6-window range dining hall. 3-storey hall of residence to remaining 3 sides of the quadrangle. The gatehouse is set at a slight angle, with a wide Tudor-arched carriage archway with heavy oak double doors, below a stepped parapet; behind it is a 3-storey gabled stair tower with mullion windows. To the left is the dining hall, with 4-light mullion and transom windows separated by buttresses capped by scrolled brackets, beneath a string with Tudor flowers and a parapet. The sides to the quadrangle behind have 5 almost regular large gables, interspersed by dormers, with ranges of casement mullion windows under continuous drip courses, paired attic windows and Tudor-arched doors to the right side of each gable; large ridge stacks. INTERIOR: open flagged gatehouse hall with a large framed newel stair; dining hall has panelled walls and a Queen post roof; fully-panelled senior common room has Tudor-arched fireplace. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 417).

Listing NGR: ST5684975694


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Legacy System number: 380142

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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 417

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