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Old City Gaol, South East Perimeter Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4467 / 51°26'48"N

Longitude: -2.5968 / 2°35'48"W

OS Eastings: 358623

OS Northings: 172141

OS Grid: ST586721

Mapcode National: GBR C7N.P7

Mapcode Global: VH88M.YW1T

Plus Code: 9C3VCCW3+M7

Entry Name: Old City Gaol, South East Perimeter Wall

Listing Date: 8 August 1975

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379483

ID on this website: 101202190

Location: Canon's Marsh, Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: St Mary Redcliffe with Temple, Bristol and St John the Baptist, Bedminster

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST5872 CUMBERLAND ROAD, Floating Harbour
901-1/42/1296 (North West side)
08/08/75 Old City Gaol, south-east perimeter
(Formerly Listed as:
Wall of Western Fuel Company


Perimeter wall to the old gaol, now warehouse. 1832. By TS
Pope. Carboniferous limestone ashlar and coursed pennant. A
tall, curved wall with broad buttresses has an
elliptical-arched carriage entrance at the E end with a key
dated 1890; battered N wall runs W from there. HISTORICAL
NOTE: the City Gaol had 5 wings centred on the entrance gate
(qv), and this is the remains of the eastern wing. The city
gaol was largely demolished in 1898; the surviving entrance
gateway is 200m to the W (qv).

Listing NGR: ST5862372141

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