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Gardiner's Warehouse, Former Soap Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4537 / 51°27'13"N

Longitude: -2.5814 / 2°34'53"W

OS Eastings: 359694

OS Northings: 172901

OS Grid: ST596729

Mapcode National: GBR CCK.3R

Mapcode Global: VH88N.6QNH

Entry Name: Gardiner's Warehouse, Former Soap Works

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202607

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380635

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Lawrence Hill

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5972 STRAIGHT STREET
901-1/42/289 (South side (off))
01/11/66 Gardiner's Warehouse, former soap
works
(Formerly Listed as:
BROAD PLAIN
(South side)
Gardiner's Warehouse)

GV II

Soap works, now warehouse. Lower stages 1841/3, upper 1882.
For Christopher Thomas and Brothers. Brick, roof not visible.
Open plan.
5 storeys; 7-window range. Shallow full-height
segmental-arched recesses have segmental-arched windows with
iron frames; a polychrome Florentine battlemented parapet,
with decapitated corner turrets and octagonal SW chimney;
gable ends each of similar 2-window range with oculi.
INTERIOR: entirely reconstructed.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Built for Charles Thomas Brothers' soap
works. Loxton's engraving (c1890) shows machicolated towers to
the E end, and a bellcote to the gable of the W end. The
conventional stripped elevations are embellished with
distinctly Florentine or Sienese Quattrocento details; it is a
prominent townscape feature.
(Loxton S L: Bristol: 1885-).


Listing NGR: ST5969472901

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