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Air Balloon Hill Council Schools, Infant School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4589 / 51°27'32"N

Longitude: -2.5299 / 2°31'47"W

OS Eastings: 363279

OS Northings: 173457

OS Grid: ST632734

Mapcode National: GBR CQH.MW

Mapcode Global: VH88P.3LDG

Plus Code: 9C3VFF5C+H2

Entry Name: Air Balloon Hill Council Schools, Infant School

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379785

Location: St. George Central, Bristol, BS5

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: St George Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Two Mile Hill St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/56/1839 (North side)
Air Balloon Hill Council Schools,
Infant School


Infant school. 1905. By Latrobe and Weston. Pennant rubble
with limestone ashlar dressings, and double Roman tile hipped,
gabled roofs. A central hall with range of classrooms to the
right and hall and service blocks to the left. Art Nouveau
An asymmetrical group with ashlar bands to cills, lintels and
in between, and coped gables. The hall has gabled ends with a
large Venetian window with 2-centred arched middle window,
side dormers and a square ridge cupola with angle buttresses
and a copper dome. In front is a single-storey block, with a
right-hand doorway with a heavy, weathered lintel, and a
left-hand porch with segmental-arched doorway flanked by round
piers with domed tops.
To the right is a projecting gable with a tall central
segmental-arched window and lower flanking flat-headed ones,
separated by shallow buttresses, with blind oculi above; to
the right return is a range of 3 similar gables. To the left
of the hall projects a 3-storey service block with a hipped
roof, corbel table, a pair of semicircular first-floor windows
and narrow rising stair lights to the left.
The left return is a 15-window range, with a gable as the
opposite side to the rear, 2 groups of 4 windows to a tall
central hall with high, paired half dormers and a half-hipped
roof, and 4 ground-floor windows to the front end. 4/4-pane
INTERIOR: Art Nouveau-styled hammer beam roof to the central
hall. Part of a group with the Junior School (qv) and
Instruction Centre (qv), and sharing many details with them. A
fine composition by one of the few Bristol architects to
experiment with Art Nouveau.
(Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 82).

Listing NGR: ST6322373473

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