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Air Balloon Hill Council Schools, Junior School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.459 / 51°27'32"N

Longitude: -2.5307 / 2°31'50"W

OS Eastings: 363223

OS Northings: 173473

OS Grid: ST632734

Mapcode National: GBR CQH.FT

Mapcode Global: VH88P.2LZC

Entry Name: Air Balloon Hill Council Schools, Junior School

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282264

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379787

Location: Bristol, BS5

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: St George Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Two Mile Hill St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/56/1841 (North side)
Air Balloon Hill Council Schools,
Junior School


Junior school. 1905. By Latrobe and Weston. Pennant rubble
with limestone ashlar dressings, and double Roman tile hipped,
gabled roofs. 2 similar groups with central halls and ranges
of classrooms to each side. Art Nouveau style.
Asymmetrical groups with ashlar bands to cill, lintel and
between, and coped gables. The SE block has a hall with gabled
ends, large Venetian windows with a 2-centred arched middle
window, side dormers and a square ridge cupola with angle
buttresses and a copper dome. In front a pair of gables has
tall central and lower flanking flat-headed windows separated
by shallow buttresses, with segmental pediments to the tops of
the gables over ashlar panels inscribed AIR BALLOON HILL to
the left and COUNCIL SCHOOLS to the right, in Art
Nouveau-style lettering.
To the left return is a range of 3 plain gables with
segmental-arched heads to central windows with lower flanking
windows. To the right return is a single-storey block with a
left-hand doorway with notched lintels on corbels flanked by
round piers; toward the rear are 2 gables as the left return,
separated by a parapeted section with a right-hand doorway
under a heavy weathered lintel, and central raised window with
segmental-arched head and a shallow gabled parapet above.
Attached to the NE corner is a similar group, with a central
hall and ranges of 3 gables to each side; a single-storey
front block has a left-hand segmental-arched doorway with
round piers with domed tops, and a right-hand doorway with a
heavy, weathered lintel; left-hand 2-storey service block with
parapet and pyramidal roof, and first-floor window with
segmental-arched recessed ashlar lintel.
INTERIOR: Art Nouveau-styled hammer beam roofs to the central
halls. Part of a group with the Infant School (qv) and
Instruction Centre (qv), and sharing many details with them. A
fine composition by one of the few Bristol architects to
experiment with Art Nouveau.
(Mowl T: To Build The Second City: Bristol: 1991-: 82).

Listing NGR: ST6322373473

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