This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1202485



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: 04-Mar-1977

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 380305

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


ST5872 901-1/42/233

BRISTOL, REDCLIFF BACKS (West side), WCA Warehouse



Warehouse. 1909-12. By WA Brown. Concrete frame with blue and red brick facing and render. Open plan. 4 storeys and penthouse; 15-window range. Symmetrical river frontage divided by wide pilasters, of blue brick to the ground and red to the upper floors with concrete quoins to the middle, and horizontal concrete bands at floor heights. Semicircular windows with central doorways fill the outer sections on the ground floor; the inner ones were glazed above roller blinds, and are now partially bricked up; the upper floors have 3 rectangular windows to the outer sections and 3-storey cantilevered goods hoists to the 3 centre bays on curved brackets from the third floor, with moulded panels and mullion windows separated by sill bands; either side are narrow windows, and below on the second floor is a 2-leaf door. Above a modillion cornice are the hoist rooms, and a raised central semicircular pediment with a tall, square bay window and WCA REDCLIFF WHARF inscribed; either side is a parapet, ramped above the pilasters with rendered panels. The entrance in the Redcliff Backs elevation is set in a rendered semicircular moulded arch with swag in the spandrels below a shield with feathers inscribed ICH DIEN, and a central timber door frame with a glazed segmental pediment. INTERIOR: primary and secondary beams carried on columns, and a hollow pot floor, with a central stair well to the river side round a lift shaft. An early use of reinforced concrete, on the Perfector principle. The warehouse was linked to WV Gough's adjoining grain mill, now destroyed. (Lord J and Southam J: The Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-: 90; BIAS Journal: Cocks D: The WCA Warehouse: Bristol: 1974-: 4-8).

Listing NGR: ST5901172515

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Lord, J, Southam, J, The Floating Harbour, (1983), 90
Cocks, D, 'Bristol Industrial Archaeology Society Journal' in The WCA Warehouse, (1974), 4-8

National Grid Reference: ST 59011 72515


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1202485 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 21-Sep-2018 at 12:04:57.

End of official listing