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Bedminster Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Southville, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4441 / 51°26'38"N

Longitude: -2.5938 / 2°35'37"W

OS Eastings: 358828

OS Northings: 171842

OS Grid: ST588718

Mapcode National: GBR C8P.B5

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0Y3V

Entry Name: Bedminster Library

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204061

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378936

Location: Bristol, BS3

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Southville

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

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST315871 BEDMINSTER PARADE, Bedminster
901-1/45/368 (West side)
Bedminster Library

GV II

Library. 1914. By Sir Frank Wills. Brick with limestone
dressings and a tiled hipped roof.
Open plan with a rear left-hand stair tower. Edwardian Baroque
style. 2 storeys; 7-window range.
A symmetrical front has heavy clasping pilasters to an
entablature with modillion cornice, parapet with a plinth and
raised centre with a wreath, articulated by ground-floor brick
buttresses beneath first-floor Ionic pilasters. A large
doorway has broad panels to a pulvinated frieze and wide, open
pediment, pilaster jambs to a low doorway with a scrolled key
and double 6-panel doors, an oculus above with an octagonal
lantern and a split key, with a cartouche above held by
flanking putti. Semicircular-arched ground-floor windows have
keys and imposts to 12/12-pane horned sashes; first-floor
windows set beneath the entablature have distyle-in-antis
Doric columns between the pilasters, with glazing bars. The
3-window left-hand gable has ashlar bands, ground-floor
windows as the front with doorways beneath lunettes,
first-floor windows as the front, flanking a tall central
semicircular-arched window with pilaster jambs and a
segmental-arched hood.
The 3-stage stair tower has ground-floor windows as the gable,
with a double door to the front beneath a deep stone canopy,
architraves to first-floor windows, with a triple window in
the left return with a segmental pediment to the centre, and
plain sill and head bands; heavy scrolled consoles to the
plain ashlar eaves, with narrow windows between, and a
pyramidal roof.
INTERIOR: open ground floor with cornice, quadripartite vaults
to left side on plain columns; the tower has an open-well
stair with a central lift shaft.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the ยป10,000 cost was met by George Wills.
(Loxton S: Loxton's Bristol: Bristol: 1992-: 85).


Listing NGR: ST5882871842

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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