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Bristol North Baths

A Grade II Listed Building in Redland, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4749 / 51°28'29"N

Longitude: -2.5917 / 2°35'29"W

OS Eastings: 359003

OS Northings: 175271

OS Grid: ST590752

Mapcode National: GBR C8B.T4

Mapcode Global: VH88N.1675

Plus Code: 9C3VFCF5+X8

Entry Name: Bristol North Baths

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379606

Location: Redland, Bristol, BS7

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Redland

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bishopston and St Andrews

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST5975 GLOUCESTER ROAD, Bishopston
901-1/32/406 (West side)
Bristol North Baths


Swimming pool. c1912. Red brick with limestone dressings and a
slate hipped roof. Open plan. Edwardian Baroque style. 2
storeys; 3-window range.
Central portico with octagonal shafts to domed pinnacles
flanking an elliptical-arched opening with square responds and
a moulded archivolt. Set within it are 2 pairs of half-glazed
doors with Art Nouveau handles. BRISTOL NORTH BATHS in relief
above, and a balustraded balcony with a pedimented panel
carrying the city's motto. Ashlar central section, a
round-arched window set back behind a similar arch on coupled
Doric responds, and pilasters either side to a cornice and
balustrade, and a central bracketed gable with moulded
strings. Mullion and transom windows with cyma mouldings and
steel glazing bars, linked by string and sill courses, and
scrolled, pedimented panels above the ground floor ones.
Octagonal towers broken forward at the corners capped by
leaded cupolas with round-arched louvred lights. At the rear
is a tall round chimney with moulded ashlar string and cap.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with 4 three-quarter Doric columns,
pink granite shafts and grey granite pedestals, linked by
elliptical arches, and an imperial stair; panelled dado. The
pool has a gallery on 3 sides on cast-iron shafts and open
scrolled brackets, salt-glazed tiles, and a glazed, steel
truss roof bearing on pilasters.
A complete public baths with considerable architectural
attention to both the front and inside. Original facilities
included that of flooring the pool and using the baths as a
(Loxton S L: Loxton's Bristol, 2nd ed: Bristol: 1992-).

Listing NGR: ST5900375271

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

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