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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202373
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379990
Location: Bristol, BS4
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
ST67SW MAXSE ROAD, Knowle
901-1/56/1553 (South side)
16/09/94 Knowle School
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.
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
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
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
Listing NGR: ST6072370898
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