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Latitude: 51.4546 / 51°27'16"N
Longitude: -2.6196 / 2°37'10"W
OS Eastings: 357041
OS Northings: 173027
OS Grid: ST570730
Mapcode National: GBR C2K.KD
Mapcode Global: VH88M.JPYS
Entry Name: Clifton Library and Attached Front Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202457
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380217
Location: Bristol, BS8
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5773SW PRINCESS VICTORIA STREET, Clifton
901-1/8/938 (South side)
Clifton Library and attached front
railings and gates
School, now library. Founded 1852. Designed by C Underwood,
rebuilt 1877 by Charles Hansom, additions 1891 by WT Bernard.
Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. U-shaped double-depth
plan. Italianate style.
2 storeys and basement; 11-window range. A symmetrical front
has later narrow projecting wings with clasping pilasters to a
coved cornice and panelled parapet, with an earlier and taller
centre with cornice and parapet, and a central segmental
pediment. sill and impost bands, those to the wings set in a
panel between the pilasters. Semicircular-arched doorways in
the returns have C20 doors. Windows have semicircular moulded
archivolts, 2 small windows to the ground floor of the wings,
and to the returns, and taller single second-floor windows to
the wings. The centre has three 2-window ground-floor arcades,
and smaller 3-window first-floor arcades, with CHRIST CHURCH
SCHOOL inscribed in oval panels between.
INTERIOR: largely rebuilt; stone dogleg stairs with
wrought-iron railings in the right-hand wing, and roof trusses
with chamfered queen posts.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron gates and ashlar wall
with fleur-de-lys head railings closes the forecourt between
the wings. HISTORICAL NOTE: one of a small number of pre-Board
schools in Bristol.
Listing NGR: ST5699073007
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