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Ringer's Tobacco Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VFC26+23

Entry Name: Ringer's Tobacco Factory

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202487

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380309

Location: Central, Bristol, BS1

County: 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


901-1/42/234 (East side)
04/03/77 No.60
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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