BEDMINSTER LIBRARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1204061
Date first listed:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
BEDMINSTER LIBRARY, BEDMINSTER PARADE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BEDMINSTER LIBRARY, BEDMINSTER PARADE

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

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST5882871842

Details

BRISTOL

ST315871 BEDMINSTER PARADE, Bedminster 901-1/45/368 (West side) Bedminster Library

GV II

Library. 1914. By Sir Frank Wills. Brick with limestone dressings and a tiled hipped roof. Open plan with a rear left-hand stair tower. Edwardian Baroque style. 2 storeys; 7-window range. A symmetrical front has heavy clasping pilasters to an entablature with modillion cornice, parapet with a plinth and raised centre with a wreath, articulated by ground-floor brick buttresses beneath first-floor Ionic pilasters. A large doorway has broad panels to a pulvinated frieze and wide, open pediment, pilaster jambs to a low doorway with a scrolled key and double 6-panel doors, an oculus above with an octagonal lantern and a split key, with a cartouche above held by flanking putti. Semicircular-arched ground-floor windows have keys and imposts to 12/12-pane horned sashes; first-floor windows set beneath the entablature have distyle-in-antis Doric columns between the pilasters, with glazing bars. The 3-window left-hand gable has ashlar bands, ground-floor windows as the front with doorways beneath lunettes, first-floor windows as the front, flanking a tall central semicircular-arched window with pilaster jambs and a segmental-arched hood. The 3-stage stair tower has ground-floor windows as the gable, with a double door to the front beneath a deep stone canopy, architraves to first-floor windows, with a triple window in the left return with a segmental pediment to the centre, and plain sill and head bands; heavy scrolled consoles to the plain ashlar eaves, with narrow windows between, and a pyramidal roof. INTERIOR: open ground floor with cornice, quadripartite vaults to left side on plain columns; the tower has an open-well stair with a central lift shaft. HISTORICAL NOTE: the »10,000 cost was met by George Wills. (Loxton S: Loxton's Bristol: Bristol: 1992-: 85).

Listing NGR: ST5882871842

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
378936
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Loxton, SL , Loxtons Bristol, (1992)

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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