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Magistrates Court Petty Sessions

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.457 / 51°27'25"N

Longitude: -2.5929 / 2°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 358901

OS Northings: 173280

OS Grid: ST589732

Mapcode National: GBR C8J.JK

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0MLX

Plus Code: 9C3VFC44+RR

Entry Name: Magistrates Court Petty Sessions

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378983

Location: Central, Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

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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901-1/11/476 (East side)
04/03/77 Magistrates Court Petty Sessions


Magistrates Court. 1879. By Josiah Thomas. Limestone ashlar
with terracotta dressings, roof not visible. Courts round
central courtyards. Italianate style with Baroque details. 3
storeys; 7-window range. 1:3:3 windows, the middle section set
back, a plinth to a banded ground floor, ground- and
first-floor cornices, first-floor sill band and modillion
cornice and parapet. A central doorway has paired fluted
pilasters to an entablature with foliate terracotta panels, an
open segmental pediment containing the City arms, with a
seated statue of Justice above. Entrance lobby has tall
plinths to paired Ionic columns and antae and a modillion
cornice, flanking niches with rounded bases. The left-hand
section has middle windows set back; ground-floor windows have
panelled pilaster jambs, terracotta apron panels and
projecting cornice sections, first-floor windows have panelled
jambs with consoles to projecting cornice sections, and
second-floor with architraves with curled shoulders to the
aprons; horned plate-glass sashes. INTERIOR: large lobby with
half panelling and a coved ceiling with a lantern; a passage
leads to an ornate rear hall with glazed tiled walls, green
wainscotting, cream above with green panels, with blue plinths
to granite bases and black granite Ionic columns with fluted
necks, in groups of 4, paired granite pilasters, and panelled
cross beams, with stained glass lanterns; courts have half
panelling and coved ceilings.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 358).

Listing NGR: ST5890173280

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