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Wca Warehouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4501 / 51°27'0"N

Longitude: -2.5912 / 2°35'28"W

OS Eastings: 359011

OS Northings: 172515

OS Grid: ST590725

Mapcode National: GBR C8M.X0

Mapcode Global: VH88N.1TG6

Entry Name: Wca Warehouse

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202485

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380305

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: St Mary Redcliffe with Temple, Bristol and St John the Baptist, Bedminster

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

ST5872
901-1/42/233


BRISTOL,
REDCLIFF BACKS (West side),
WCA Warehouse

04/03/77

GV II

Warehouse. 1909-12. By WA Brown. Concrete frame with blue and
red brick facing and render. Open plan.
4 storeys and penthouse; 15-window range. Symmetrical river
frontage divided by wide pilasters, of blue brick to the
ground and red to the upper floors with concrete quoins to the
middle, and horizontal concrete bands at floor heights.
Semicircular windows with central doorways fill the outer
sections on the ground floor; the inner ones were glazed above
roller blinds, and are now partially bricked up; the upper
floors have 3 rectangular windows to the outer sections and
3-storey cantilevered goods hoists to the 3 centre bays on
curved brackets from the third floor, with moulded panels and
mullion windows separated by sill bands; either side are
narrow windows, and below on the second floor is a 2-leaf
door.
Above a modillion cornice are the hoist rooms, and a raised
central semicircular pediment with a tall, square bay window
and WCA REDCLIFF WHARF inscribed; either side is a parapet,
ramped above the pilasters with rendered panels.
The entrance in the Redcliff Backs elevation is set in a
rendered semicircular moulded arch with swag in the spandrels
below a shield with feathers inscribed ICH DIEN, and a central
timber door frame with a glazed segmental pediment.
INTERIOR: primary and secondary beams carried on columns, and
a hollow pot floor, with a central stair well to the river
side round a lift shaft. An early use of reinforced concrete,
on the Perfector principle. The warehouse was linked to WV
Gough's adjoining grain mill, now destroyed.
(Lord J and Southam J: The Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-:
90; BIAS Journal: Cocks D: The WCA Warehouse: Bristol: 1974-:
4-8).


Listing NGR: ST5901172515

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