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Knowle School

A Grade II Listed Building in Knowle, Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4357 / 51°26'8"N

Longitude: -2.5664 / 2°33'59"W

OS Eastings: 360723

OS Northings: 170898

OS Grid: ST607708

Mapcode National: GBR CGS.G5

Mapcode Global: VH88V.G5LQ

Entry Name: Knowle School

Listing Date: 16 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202373

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379990

Location: Bristol, BS4

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Knowle

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Knowle St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST67SW MAXSE ROAD, Knowle
901-1/56/1553 (South side)
16/09/94 Knowle School

II

Board school. c1900. Brick with limestone dressings, gable
stacks and triple Roman tiled cross-gabled and hipped roof.
Central hall with flanking classroom blocks. Queen Anne style.
Single storey.
The hall has tall end gables with central stacks with
segmental pediments, curved brackets each side, and obelisk
finials at the eaves with inverted semicircular arches divided
by short columns; the ridge has a large hipped lantern with
modillion cornice and 4 large windows each side with glazing
bars, with the base of an hexagonal cupola.
The 18-window NE elevation has full-width sill and impost
bands, with 2 gables at each end with good openwork square
pinnacles, and finials each side on rolled bases. Between are
2 lower hipped gables, and tall, thin pyramidal vents to the
ridge behind. Each gable has a central semicircular-arched
window with alternate brick and stone voussoirs, and narrow
flanking windows with split keys, 12/12-pane central and
6/6-pane flanking sashes in flush frames. Semicircular-arched
basement windows.
The opposite elevation has 5 similar gables. The hall gables
have a carved top section with a winged cupid and swag above a
keyed oculus, with 2 large semicircular-arched windows with
alternate brick and stone voussoirs. Tall thin pyramid vents
to ridge behind the hall.
The Maxse Road end has single-storey parapeted block below the
end gable with an ashlar panel, and right-hand doorway with
Gibbs blocks and cartouche key. Left-hand parapeted 3-window
block. Rainwater hoppers inscribed BSB. INTERIOR not
inspected.
The typical later plan form of the Bristol School Board, with
good decorative stone detailing. A fine example, built
possibly to the designs of either H Dare Bryan or F Bligh
Bond.


Listing NGR: ST6072370898

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