OLD CITY GAOL, ENTRANCE WALL AND GATEWAY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207885
Date first listed:
08-Aug-1975
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Dec-1994
Statutory Address:
OLD CITY GAOL, ENTRANCE WALL AND GATEWAY, CUMBERLAND ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
OLD CITY GAOL, ENTRANCE WALL AND GATEWAY, CUMBERLAND 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 58536 72088

Details

ST5872 901-1/42/1295

BRISTOL CUMBERLAND ROAD (North side), Floating Harbour Old City Gaol, entrance wall and gateway

(Formerly Listed as: CUMBERLAND ROAD Stone screen entrance wall to Old City Gaol)

08/08/75

II

Entrance wall and gateway. 1832. By HH Seward and RS Pope. Carboniferous limestone ashlar to head height, and Pennant ashlar above. Windowless square towers flank a recessed bay with a large semicircular-arched gateway, with portcullis and iron-clad doors, and semicircular-arched blind windows each side; above is a wide rectangular recess and a thin string course. The entrance to the City Gaol (demolished), designed by HH Seward, pupil of Sir John Soane, in 1816, and restored by RS Pope, city surveyor, after the 1831 riots. It was closed in 1883. (Lord J and Southam J: The Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-: 116).

Listing NGR: ST5853672088

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
379482
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Lord, J, Southam, J, The Floating Harbour, (1983), 116

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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