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Zion House and Attached Railings and Gateways

A Grade II Listed Building in Southville, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4454 / 51°26'43"N

Longitude: -2.5925 / 2°35'33"W

OS Eastings: 358917

OS Northings: 171985

OS Grid: ST589719

Mapcode National: GBR C8N.MQ

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0XSV

Plus Code: 9C3VCCW4+4X

Entry Name: Zion House and Attached Railings and Gateways

Listing Date: 12 March 1976

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379403

Location: Southville, Bristol, BS3

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Southville

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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ST5871 CORONATION ROAD, Bedminster
901-1/45/376 (South side)
12/03/76 Zion House and attached railings and
(Formerly Listed as:
Zion Chapel, Congregational)


Congregational chapel, now offices. 1830. For John Hare.
Pennant stone rubble and limestone ashlar, slate roof. Open
plan. Classical style.
2 storeys and basement; 5-window range. Portico of
tetrastyle-in-antis cast-iron Tuscan columns, with a deep
entablature returning at the ends; the pediment contains a
louvred oculus supported by a wide blank panel with relief
palmettes. 4 steps up to flagged area beneath the portico, a
Greek Revival-style doorway in the middle with a battered,
eared architrave, 9-light windows either side with architrave
continued to the ground, and plain doorways in the inside
walls. Single ground-floor window either side of the portico,
with segmental-arched head and rubble relieving arch beneath,
9-lights with margin bars.
Tall, semicircular-arched first-floor windows with 18 lights;
moulded hoods with palmette stops to the side windows, central
3 set back beneath pediment and linked by impost band. Side
elevations of 2 storeys and basement; 5 bays divided by rubble
pilaster strips, ashlar plinth and band continued round from
front to form an impost band to the basement windows and a
sill band to the first floor.
INTERIOR: nave enclosed by inserted c1980 ceiling; gallery
supported by 8 reeded and fluted Ionic columns, balcony to
gallery with overlapping ring decoration. Stone winder stairs
either side of portico to first floor, with curtail and
cast-iron rail. Formerly a school room in the basement.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area enclosed by iron railings with bud
tops, 2 gateways with piers of single Pennant stone and caps,
gates and overthrow arches with lamp basket. A strong presence
marking the entrance to Bedminster.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 243; An Inventory of Nonconformist
Chapels...in Central England: Stell C: Gloucestershire:
London: 1986-: 64).

Listing NGR: ST5891771985

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