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

City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 59278 72941



ST5972 COUNTERSLIP STREET 901-1/42/87 (North side) 01/11/66 Former Tramway Generating Station (Formerly Listed as: COUNTERSLIP STREET Counterslip Warehouse (Kinloch & Co Ltd))


Tramway generating station, now offices. 1899. By W Curtis Green. For Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company. Red brick with limestone ashlar dressings. Open plan. Baroque style. 5 storeys. Tall pedimented end has a large Venetian window with a splayed, coffered central arch and narrow flanking windows, below a moulded entablature forming an ashlar band round the building, with smaller windows above in sunken panels with architraves and floating cornices. Above is a second band with roundels to the base of 4 Ionic coulumns set flush with the wall with a balustrade between, in front of a large lunette window. Dentils, egg-and-dart and modillions to the pediment, which contains a narrow louvred light below a shell within a shallow niche with an arched cornice, and parapet above; this is balustraded along the splayed left-hand corner, which contains a small doorway. The side elevations are a 5-window range of sunken panels between brick pilasters with Ionic capitals, containing 3-light ground-floor windows below first-floor lunettes with Venetian windows to the third floor, and keyed oculi above. INTERIOR: inserted c1980 interior. Green designed the shells of a number of power stations including Hove and Chiswick, of which this is considered his finest. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 390; Lord J and Southam J: The Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-: 99; Grey A S: Edwardian Architecture: London: 1985-: 199).

Listing NGR: ST5927872941


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 390
Gray, A S, Edwardian Architecture A Biographical Dictionary, (1985), 199
Lord, J, Southam, J, The Floating Harbour, (1983)


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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Date: 04 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/09997/35
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