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Latitude: 51.4678 / 51°28'3"N
Longitude: -2.5912 / 2°35'28"W
OS Eastings: 359027
OS Northings: 174475
OS Grid: ST590744
Mapcode National: GBR C8D.XP
Mapcode Global: VH88N.1CGN
Entry Name: Colston's Girl School
Listing Date: 4 March 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205072
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379119
Location: Bristol, BS6
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Ashley
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bishopston and St Andrews
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5974 CHELTENHAM ROAD
901-1/36/41 (East side)
04/03/77 Colston's Girl School
School. 1891. By WV Gough. Red Cattybrook bricks with yellow
brick and buff terracotta dressings, brick ridge stacks and
slate roof. E-shaped double-depth plan with right-hand
extension. An eclectic polychrome mix of various Northern
3 storeys and basement; 14-window range. 2 near-identical
gables project either side of a full-height porch, divided by
pilaster strips with faceted rustication to the ground floor,
which is alternate bands of brick and terracotta. An elaborate
terracotta doorcase with Gibbsian Ionic pilasters and a
scrolled pediment, below a bowed oriel with 3 windows and a
parapet, with 2 mullion and transom ground-floor windows, and
mullion first-floor windows, either side.
Flanking tall gables each with 3 keyed semicircular arches:
the left one is fully glazed with a circular light above
Tudor-arched cross windows on the ground and first floors,
separated by a cornice; the right gable has smaller
square-headed cross windows separated by a sunken panel; above
both are panels with urns, keyed oculi and pedimented top
panels in steep gables with segmental pediments.
INTERIOR: details include an entrance hall and steps with a
terracotta balustrade through 2 segmental arches on Ionic
columns to an axial corridor; glazed brick wainscot and
stained glass windows; a large hall in the left-hand block,
with Doric columns framing a proscenium arch, a gallery, and a
king-post truss roof; cloakrooms with stained-glass
(Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).
Listing NGR: ST5902774475
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