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Latitude: 51.4501 / 51°27'0"N
Longitude: -2.5898 / 2°35'23"W
OS Eastings: 359113
OS Northings: 172510
OS Grid: ST591725
Mapcode National: GBR C9M.70
Mapcode Global: VH88N.2T77
Entry Name: Ringer's Tobacco Factory
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202487
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380309
Location: Bristol, BS1
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Central
Parish: Non Civil Parish
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
ST5972 REDCLIFF STREET
901-1/42/234 (East side)
Ringer's Tobacco Factory
(Formerly Listed as:
Tobacco factory and offices. 1883. By H Crisp and HCM Hirst.
For Edwards, Ringer and Biggs, tobacco manufacturers. Snecked
Pennant rubble, with limestone and red Mansfield dressings,
stone and brick lateral stacks and a slate hipped roof.
Double-depth plan around a central atrium. Venetian Gothic and
French Empire styles with structural polychromy.
2 storeys; 15-window range. A symmetrical front has shallow,
pedimented centre and end bays defined by vermiculated
pilasters. A ground-floor arcade of semicircular arches with
coloured voussoirs, Mansfield shafts on rock-faced granite
pedestals, foliate capitals and C20 glazing; the central bay
has a wide stilted segmental arch and flanking smaller ones,
with rusticated spandrels; the end bays have similar ones,
that to the left with a cast-iron fanlight.
First-floor windows, spaced unevenly above the ground floor,
have flat ashlar surrounds and small balustrades above a band,
and a tripartite window in the middle, with a dentil cornice
above; dentilled string course and cornices beneath
second-floor windows with semicircular arches in ashlar
surrounds and keys, forming a Venetian window in the middle,
beneath a bracketed cornice and balustrade with ball finials.
The central pediment is above a smaller segmental pediment,
both with swag and cartouche in the tympana; steep pyramidal
roofs to the pedimented bays, with a widow's walk to the
centre. Side elevations of brick with stone lintels and bands
of black brick.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with a lateral dogleg stair, a central
glazed atrium on attached corbelled cast-iron shafts with
water-leaf capitals, and rear cast-iron stairs.
Listing NGR: ST5911372510
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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