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Former Gardiners Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4534 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: -2.5816 / 2°34'53"W

OS Eastings: 359685

OS Northings: 172877

OS Grid: ST596728

Mapcode National: GBR CCK.2T

Mapcode Global: VH88N.6QLN

Plus Code: 9C3VFC39+99

Entry Name: Former Gardiners Offices

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380040

Location: Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS2

County: 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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901-1/42/146 (North side)
04/03/77 Former Gardiners offices
(Formerly Listed as:
Warehouse premises of Hardware
(Bristol) Ltd)


Offices, now warehouse. 1865-7. By Foster and Wood. Pennant
ashlar and coursed, squared rubble, with brick and limestone
ashlar dressings. Bristol Byzantine style with structural
polychromy. 2 storeys; 10-window range. A regular, arcuated
front has angled brickwork to headmoulds, string course and
frieze beneath parapet. The ground-floor has 3 wide,
semicircular brick arches on ashlar piers remaining from
originally 5, the second and third from the left having been
replaced by a C20 RSJ lintel, with rubble spandrels. A deep
limestone string to the first-floor beneath an arcade of
semicircular brick arches on Pennant piers with impost bands
and metal windows with glazing bars, with a rubble parapet and
decorative brick coping. INTERIOR: first floor with segmental
brick arches on iron joists, with a cast-iron column. The
warehouses behind extend at right angles to the front, and may
be later infill, with wooden truss floors on timber posts, and
2 semicircular-arched arcades dividing them back to the rear
of the c1845 Broad Plain block (qv). Originally part of
Christopher Thomas Brothers' Soap Works. A rare survivor of
the round-arched warehouse style considered particular of C19
(Somerville J: Christopher Thomas Soap Maker of Bristol:
Bristol: 1991-; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An
Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 362).

Listing NGR: ST5968572877

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