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Latitude: 51.442 / 51°26'31"N
Longitude: -2.5589 / 2°33'32"W
OS Eastings: 361248
OS Northings: 171589
OS Grid: ST612715
Mapcode National: GBR CJP.4Y
Mapcode Global: VH88V.L0KX
Entry Name: Brislington Transport Depot Tram Sheds and Attached Wall
Listing Date: 21 August 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203950
English Heritage Legacy ID: 378918
Location: Bristol, BS4
Electoral Ward/Division: Brislington West
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Brislington St Christopher
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST67SW BATH ROAD, Brislington
901-1/56/442 (East side)
21/08/91 Brislington Transport Depot Tram
Sheds and attached wall
Tram sheds. 1899. By W Curtis Green. For the Bristol Tram
Company. Bath stone ashlar and squared Pennant rubble, steel
truss roofs. 4 ranges of open-plan sheds. Single storey.
Two 4-bay sheds 30m NE from the entrance (qv), linked by an
arch across an alley, with slender elliptical arches,
inscribed with roundels, on banded piers capped with segmental
pediments. Flank walls form an 18-window range, with brick
dressings and ashlar impost band to segmental-headed windows.
In the NW corner of the site is a 3-bay shed, the Bloomfield
Road elevation of which has 3 bays each with 2 windows with
metal glazing bars, segmental heads with roundels linked by an
impost band, and separated by rusticated pilasters. The
entrance in the right return has an elliptical arch flanked by
rusticated pilasters capped with segmental pediment. At the SE
end of the shed is a third block, facing SW, with 3 bays.
INTERIOR: steel posts support the roof.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: a rubble stone perimeter wall extends
along Bloomfield Road.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Bristol Tram Company started business in
1875, and had 7 depots in Bristol; Brislington is the only one
close to its original form, a rare example of a complete tram
depot, with architectural attention given to the tramsheds as
well as the showpiece entrance. Green also built the company's
Tramway Generating Station on Counterslip (qv). Gomme links EH
Edwards with the design of the depot.
(The Builder: London: 1900-; Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B:
Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 433; RCHME:
Bristol An Architectural Survey of Urban Development
Corporation: London: 1991-: 5).
Listing NGR: ST6124871589
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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