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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
Entry Name: Bristol North Baths
Listing Date: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187218
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379606
Location: Bristol, BS7
County: City of 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
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
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