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Bakers' Hall

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

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Latitude: 51.4572 / 51°27'25"N

Longitude: -2.5877 / 2°35'15"W

OS Eastings: 359262

OS Northings: 173298

OS Grid: ST592732

Mapcode National: GBR C9J.PH

Mapcode Global: VH88N.3MBS

Plus Code: 9C3VFC46+VW

Entry Name: Bakers' Hall

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380234

ID on this website: 101282148

Location: Newtown, Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST5973 QUAKERS FRIARS, Broadmead
901-1/40/489 Bakers' Hall


Monastery infirmary, bakers' guild hall, now office. Part of
the Dominican friary of c1230, guild hall c1540, converted
into house C18, restored C19 and C20. Pennant rubble with
limestone dressings and sprocketed pantile roof.
First-floor hall plan. 2 storeys. Much rebuilt external walls.
S elevation of 3-window first-floor range. Central C20
external stack; to right are 2 mid C19 two-light plate-tracery
windows, above four C20 windows in plain C20 stone
architraves. To left of stack is C18 segmental brick arch over
similar C19 plate-tracery window as to right, and a springer
for C13 arched windows; on ground floor, from left, is a
blocked C13 pointed-arched doorway, jambs for a C17 window,
blocked C17 two-light stone-mullioned window, and half a C15
Perpendicular window adjoining the inserted stack, reset 1961
and taken from the nave of the former friary church. W gable
end has C17 doorway with chamfered arch and C19 6/6-pane sash
set under a concrete lintel above. N elevation has 2 mid C20
pointed-arched openings under C17 relieving arches, with
springers for relieving arch to a blocked C13 arch on the
left; similar arch to blocked first-floor window.
INTERIOR: C14 five and a half bay arch-braced collar beam
crown-post roof with lateral bracing to crown post principals
jointed above collars, lower pointed-arched wind braces,
chamfered through-purlins and wall plate, set on C20 corbels,
common rafters and collars mostly C20; chimney breast of
inserted C18 house at the W end.
Possibly the oldest roof in Bristol, restored 1973. The
ground-floor passage was probably the S walk of the 'lower
cloister', and the E walk is now covered by the New Hall (qv).
Bought by the Bakers' Guild after the Reformation.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 22).

Listing NGR: ST5926273298

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