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Latitude: 51.4573 / 51°27'26"N
Longitude: -2.5931 / 2°35'35"W
OS Eastings: 358890
OS Northings: 173318
OS Grid: ST588733
Mapcode National: GBR C8J.HF
Mapcode Global: VH88N.0MHN
Entry Name: Bristol Police Headquarters fire Station
Listing Date: 18 May 1981
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204242
English Heritage Legacy ID: 378982
Location: Bristol, BS1
Electoral Ward/Division: Central
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5873SE BRIDEWELL STREET, Broadmead
901-1/11/475 (East side)
18/05/81 Bristol Police Headquarters and Fire
(Formerly Listed as:
BRIDEWELL STREET, Broadmead
Central Police Station and Bristol
Police headquarters and fire station. Dated 1928 on hoppers.
By Ivor Jones and Percy Thomas. Limestone ashlar, roof not
visible. Axial plan to 3 sides of a triangular courtyard.
Stripped Neo-Georgian style with Mannerist detail. 4 storeys;
5-window range. A symmetrical front with 8-window left-hand
section curved back, and then sharply curved into 12-window
Silver Street elevation, with a fluted frieze and parapet.
Banded ground and first floors to a plat band, a large central
Mannerist doorway set in a semicircular-arched recess has a
moulded architrave with Gibbs blocks and 5 massive stepped
keys, to double 24-panel doors, with a fanlight above; a
scroll above inscribed POLICE HEADQUARTERS. The left-hand
block has six 2-storey vehicle entrances with stepped lintels,
paired folding doors with 10 panes and an overlight; the
right-hand has a pedestrian doorway set in a timber glazed
frame. The 2-window Silver Street corner has an inset drum,
taller than the sides, with a scrolled panel inscribed FIRE
SERVICE with a shield, and the Silver Street elevation has 6
tall vehicle entrances, and 2 window sections to the left and
4 to the right. Plain windows with metal glazing bar
casements. INTERIOR: few decorative elements; incorporated a
yard for vehicle washing, and a tower for hose drying. To the
same design as the Central Police Station (qv).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 422; City Building Series: Burrough T
H B: Bristol: London: 1970-: 128).
Listing NGR: ST5889073318
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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