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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: 1202652



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: 380756

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ST5873SW UNIVERSITY ROAD 901-1/10/315 (South East side) University of Bristol, Geography Department


University department. 1892. By F Bligh Bond. Red Pennant rubble with limestone dressings, gable stacks and a slate roof. L-shaped double-depth plan. Collegiate Tudor Gothic Revival style. 2 storeys and basement; 6-window range. A 2-window gable, 3-window block to left and canted bay in the angle. Moulded plinth, sill and lintel string courses, cornice with carved heads and gargoyles and crenellated parapet, with coped gables. Front right-hand gable has clasping octagonal buttresses to cyma pepperpots with large crockets; 3-light mullion and transom windows, with cinquefoil heads on the ground floor, and curvilinear tracery to the first floor, flank an exterior chimney breast with 3 octagonal ashlar stacks to a crocketed gable. Similar windows as the ground floor to the remainder, separated by buttresses, with a Tudor-arched doorway in the right-hand bay under a 2-centred arch with an open work parapet above. Full-height canted bay in the re-entrant. INTERIOR: largely rebuilt mid C20 after a fire. Open-well stair with moulded rail. Originally the Medical School, and part of the first buildings for the new university designed by C Hansom, and adapted after his death by Bond. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 323; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 58).

Listing NGR: ST5804973282

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Crick, C , Victorian Buildings in Bristol, (1975), 58
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 323

National Grid Reference: ST 58049 73282


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