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Bristol Police Headquarters fire Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VFC44+WQ

Entry Name: Bristol Police Headquarters fire Station

Listing Date: 18 May 1981

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204242

English Heritage Legacy ID: 378982

Location: Central, Bristol, BS1

County: Bristol

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

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Listing Text


901-1/11/475 (East side)
18/05/81 Bristol Police Headquarters and Fire
(Formerly Listed as:
Central Police Station and Bristol
Police Headquarters)


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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