History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Former Everard's Printing Works

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4558 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -2.5946 / 2°35'40"W

OS Eastings: 358785

OS Northings: 173149

OS Grid: ST587731

Mapcode National: GBR C8J.5Z

Mapcode Global: VH88M.ZN6V

Entry Name: Former Everard's Printing Works

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379009

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of 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

Find accommodation in
Bristol

Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5873SE BROAD STREET, Centre
901-1/11/527 (North West side)
08/01/59 Nos.37 AND 38
Former Everard's Printing Works

GV II*

Printing works, now office. 1900-1, demolished behind c1970.
By Henry Williams, facade by WJ Neatby, Chief Designer for
Doulton and Co. For Edward Everard, printer. Polychromatic
'Carrara' marble-ware faience. Pre-Raphaelite style. 3
storeys; 4-window range.
A symmetrical gabled front has blue plinth to sill level,
white above with a thin ground-floor impost band, a wide band
over windows, first-floor impost band, crenellated parapet to
recessed second-floor windows between octagonal turrets with
cupolas, and moulded coping. A wide semicircular-arched
doorway has a blocked architrave and hoodmould, flanking
elliptical-arched windows, and a band above with coloured
stylised trees and hearts.
A pair of semicircular-arched first-floor windows with a
central octagonal column, square impost and coloured base,
EDWARD EVERARD in Art Nouveau lettering above the cills,
beneath decorative spandrel panels featuring Gutenburg (L) and
Morris (R) at presses with their respective alphabets, and an
angel reading in the middle. Behind the parapet is a
second-floor arcade of 4 semicircular arches with blocked
architraves, brown columns and imposts; the cupolas have
similar columns to a frieze of coloured hearts, with brown
domes and finials.
In the gable is a semicircular-arched panel with an
allegorical figure holding a lamp (Light) and scales (Truth).
An entrance lobby has a blue plinth, coloured dado, white
above to a frieze, and panelled plaster ceiling.
INTERIOR: completely rebuilt behind the facade. A timber fire
surround and terracotta hopper are mounted in the foyer.
Formerly part of a larger printing works by Williams in brown
terracotta, of which a further part survives in No.1 John
Street (qv). An important early use of glazed coloured
external ware to propagate Arts and Crafts ideas of the
reconciliation of art and industry, in the largest decorative
facade of its kind in Britain.
(Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 66;
Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 409; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 426;
Country Life: London: 1971-: 412).


Listing NGR: ST5878173155

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.