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Wills Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4786 / 51°28'42"N

Longitude: -2.6227 / 2°37'21"W

OS Eastings: 356849

OS Northings: 175694

OS Grid: ST568756

Mapcode National: GBR C18.WT

Mapcode Global: VH88M.H3BC

Plus Code: 9C3VF9HG+CW

Entry Name: Wills Hall

Listing Date: 23 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202430

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380142

Location: Bristol, BS9

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Stoke Bishop

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Stoke Bishop

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST5675 PARRY'S LANE, Stoke Bishop
901-1/31/1998 (South West side)
23/06/87 Wills Hall


University hall of residence. 1925-28. By Sir George Oatley.
For Henry Herbert Wills. Limestone ashlar and squared Lias
with slate hipped and gabled roofs.
Quadrangular plan. Elizabethan Domestic Revival style, planned
after an Oxford college. Single-storey; 1-window range
gatehouse. 2-storey; 6-window range dining hall. 3-storey hall
of residence to remaining 3 sides of the quadrangle.
The gatehouse is set at a slight angle, with a wide
Tudor-arched carriage archway with heavy oak double doors,
below a stepped parapet; behind it is a 3-storey gabled stair
tower with mullion windows. To the left is the dining hall,
with 4-light mullion and transom windows separated by
buttresses capped by scrolled brackets, beneath a string with
Tudor flowers and a parapet. The sides to the quadrangle
behind have 5 almost regular large gables, interspersed by
dormers, with ranges of casement mullion windows under
continuous drip courses, paired attic windows and Tudor-arched
doors to the right side of each gable; large ridge stacks.
INTERIOR: open flagged gatehouse hall with a large framed
newel stair; dining hall has panelled walls and a Queen post
roof; fully-panelled senior common room has Tudor-arched
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 417).

Listing NGR: ST5684975694

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

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