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Former Hardware Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4535 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: -2.5818 / 2°34'54"W

OS Eastings: 359671

OS Northings: 172881

OS Grid: ST596728

Mapcode National: GBR CCK.1T

Mapcode Global: VH88N.6QGM

Entry Name: Former Hardware Warehouse

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202392

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380041

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Lawrence Hill

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/42/147 (North side)
04/03/77 Former Hardware Warehouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Warehouse premises of Hardware
(Bristol) Ltd)


Soap works warehouse. 1882. By WB Gingell. Red brick with
white and black brick details. Bristol Byzantine style.
3 storeys; 3-window range. Large Pennant blocks to bases of 2
wide round-arched openings with large keys and polychromatic
archivolts and C20 glazing. 3 tall semicircular-arched
first-floor windows divided by pilasters rising to a dentil
plat band, and smaller semicircular-arched second-floor
windows in a shallow recess, separated by bands of coloured
and angled brickwork; dentil cornice and parapet. Red brick
side elevations with blind semicircular-arched windows.
INTERIOR: plain warehouse interior. Originally part of
Christopher Thomas Brothers' soap works. A rare survivor of
the round-arched warehouse style considered particular of C19
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 363; Somerville J: Christopher Thomas
Soap Maker of Bristol: Bristol: 1991-).

Listing NGR: ST5967172881

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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