BRISTOL POLICE HEADQUARTERS FIRE STATION

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1204242
Date first listed:
18-May-1981
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
BRISTOL POLICE HEADQUARTERS, BRIDEWELL STREET
Statutory Address:
FIRE STATION, BRIDEWELL STREET

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FIRE STATION
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Location

Statutory Address:
BRISTOL POLICE HEADQUARTERS, BRIDEWELL STREET
Statutory Address:
FIRE STATION, BRIDEWELL STREET

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 58890 73318

Details

BRISTOL

ST5873SE BRIDEWELL STREET, Broadmead 901-1/11/475 (East side) 18/05/81 Bristol Police Headquarters and Fire Station (Formerly Listed as: BRIDEWELL STREET, Broadmead Central Police Station and Bristol Police Headquarters)

GV II

Police headquarters and fire station. Dated 1928 on hoppers. By Ivor Jones and Percy Thomas. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. Axial plan to 3 sides of a triangular courtyard. Stripped Neo-Georgian style with Mannerist detail. 4 storeys; 5-window range. A symmetrical front with 8-window left-hand section curved back, and then sharply curved into 12-window Silver Street elevation, with a fluted frieze and parapet. Banded ground and first floors to a plat band, a large central Mannerist doorway set in a semicircular-arched recess has a moulded architrave with Gibbs blocks and 5 massive stepped keys, to double 24-panel doors, with a fanlight above; a scroll above inscribed POLICE HEADQUARTERS. The left-hand block has six 2-storey vehicle entrances with stepped lintels, paired folding doors with 10 panes and an overlight; the right-hand has a pedestrian doorway set in a timber glazed frame. The 2-window Silver Street corner has an inset drum, taller than the sides, with a scrolled panel inscribed FIRE SERVICE with a shield, and the Silver Street elevation has 6 tall vehicle entrances, and 2 window sections to the left and 4 to the right. Plain windows with metal glazing bar casements. INTERIOR: few decorative elements; incorporated a yard for vehicle washing, and a tower for hose drying. To the same design as the Central Police Station (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 422; City Building Series: Burrough T H B: Bristol: London: 1970-: 128).

Listing NGR: ST5889073318

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
378982
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 422
Burrough, T H B, 'City Building' in Bristol, (1970), 128

Legal

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

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