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Gardiner's Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4546 / 51°27'16"N

Longitude: -2.5814 / 2°34'53"W

OS Eastings: 359696

OS Northings: 173007

OS Grid: ST596730

Mapcode National: GBR CCK.3D

Mapcode Global: VH88N.6PNR

Plus Code: 9C3VFC39+RC

Entry Name: Gardiner's Warehouse

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025259

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380634

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Lawrence Hill

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/42/288 (North side)
01/11/66 Gardiner's Warehouse
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Gardiner's Warehouse)


Warehouse. 1865. By WB Gingell. Broad Plain elevation 1884. By
C James. For Christopher Thomas and Brothers. Rock-faced
Pennant ashlar, grey and red Pennant ashlar and rubble, with
limestone dressings. Bristol Byzantine style with structural
polychromy. 3 storeys; 5-bays.
Rock-faced architraves to semicircular-arched doorways beneath
recessed semicircular-arched bays set beneath bracketed
cornice; to right end is 4-storey block similar to the Broad
Street elevation: 4 storeys; 5-window range. A battered plinth
of rock-faced Pennant beneath ashlar walls has tall
semicircular-arched openings rising to the first floor, with
rock-faced voussoirs and a deep impost band; above a plat band
the walls are red ashlar articulated by wide pilasters to
semicircular-arched recessed bays with dentilled imposts and
hoods; the sunken panels have paired second-floor windows with
plain ashlar surrounds; squared, coursed rubble above with a
plat band and moulded cornice coping; to the centre is a worn
panel of an Assyrian Lion (an old trade name) with palmette
decoration. On the N corner is a large rectangular tower with
narrow round-headed panels, deep imposts and an overhanging
INTERIOR not inspected. Originally part of Christopher Thomas
and Brothers' soap works.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 363; Somerville J: Christopher
Thomas, Soap Maker of Bristol: Bristol: 1991-).

Listing NGR: ST5969673007

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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