FORMER CONVENT AT REAR OF PARKSIDE HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1203961
Date first listed:
08-Jan-1959
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
FORMER CONVENT AT REAR OF PARKSIDE HOTEL, BATH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER CONVENT AT REAR OF PARKSIDE HOTEL, BATH ROAD

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 61100 71545

Details

BRISTOL

ST67SW BATH ROAD, Brislington 901-1/56/427 (South West side) 08/01/59 Former convent at rear of Parkside Hotel (Formerly Listed as: BATH ROAD (South side) Arno's Court Hotel)

GV II

Convent, now hotel. 1850-1. By Foster and Sons. Built as an extension to Arno's Court. For the Sisterhood of the Asylum of the Good Shepherd. Pennant rubble with Bath stone dressings, slate roof. Italianate style north-facing block with cloister and chapel backing onto rear of Parkside Hotel (qv). 3 storeys and attic; 3-window range in the north elevation and 2-window range in the east, between clasping pilasters. Keyed, segmental heads and wide, flat surrounds, string courses extending from the cills and above the heads; heavy coved cornice under the attic storey, and tall chimneys with bracketed cornices. The entrance to the cloister to the left and back from the main front; originally 2 storeys. It has ashlar and rubble stripes and a wide round arch on moulded springers and banded jambs with a wooden door, and a tall screen wall to left beside the Bath Road; inside is a cloister, open on 2 sides. The exterior of the chapel has 3 tall pointed windows and an attached column with carved capital and plinth on the right hand corner. INTERIOR: chapel, now snooker room, has 3 marble columns at east end with Corinthian capitals and round arches; the ceiling is divided into large panels by moulded beams, which curve down to bear on corbels at the sides. A later addition in plainer style to the west extends along the side, and has a front to the W of Parkside Hotel (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 166).

Listing NGR: ST6110071545

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
378920
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 166

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 09 Feb 2001
Reference: IOE01/03193/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Cyril N. Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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