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Cabot Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.454 / 51°27'14"N

Longitude: -2.6068 / 2°36'24"W

OS Eastings: 357933

OS Northings: 172959

OS Grid: ST579729

Mapcode National: GBR C5K.FM

Mapcode Global: VH88M.RQR6

Plus Code: 9C3VF93V+J7

Entry Name: Cabot Tower

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202009

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378976

Also known as: Cabot Tower, Bristol

ID on this website: 101202009

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/41/18 Cabot Tower


Tower. 1897-8. By WV Gough. Snecked red sandstone rubble with
limestone dressings. Tudor Gothic Revival style. Square
2-stage tower has diagonal buttresses with octagonal finials,
a weathered plinth, lower band of square panels, diminishing
bands of ashlar to the lower stage, a middle band of pointed
panels, and machicolated cornice with a pierced balustrade.
The doorway in the N side has a moulded surround and plain
door, below a 2-centre arched panel with a gabled label,
crockets and finial, containing the city arms, flanked by
attached columns with heraldic beasts on top. Similar panels
with various arms to the other 3 sides. Bowed balconies to the
second stage have moulded bases and pierced balustrades, to
open 2-centre arches with gabled hoods like the doorway, and
tall flanking 1/2 round attached shafts. Elaborate ashlar
octagonal spirelet on top, with octagonal side finials linked
to the buttress finials by flying buttresses, and a weathered
top with ball finial and a carved figure. The faces have
openings as the balconies with wrought-iron overthrow arches
to each. Small quatrefoil windows mark the progress of the
stairs. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: built to
commemorate the fourth centenary of Cabot's voyage.

Listing NGR: ST5793372959

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