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Clifton College, Big School

A Grade II Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.462 / 51°27'43"N

Longitude: -2.6206 / 2°37'14"W

OS Eastings: 356980

OS Northings: 173852

OS Grid: ST569738

Mapcode National: GBR C2G.BR

Mapcode Global: VH88M.JJF2

Plus Code: 9C3VF96H+RQ

Entry Name: Clifton College, Big School

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282342

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379319

ID on this website: 101282342

Location: Clifton, Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/1/825 (North East side)
01/11/66 Clifton College, Big School
(Formerly Listed as:
Clifton College Big School, School
House and Wilson Tower)


Hall. 1862. By Charles Hansom. Snecked Brandon Hill Grit with
limestone dressings, gable and lateral stacks and a slate
roof. Single-depth plan forming the SW side to a quadrangle.
Collegiate Tudor Gothic Revival style. 3 storeys; 10-window
range. 2-centred arched windows, on the ground floor with a
shallow arch, tall on the upper floors with 2 transoms;
separated by buttresses, to a stepped crenellated parapet,
with 2 large lateral stacks set in crow-stepped gables. The
steep roof has a row of 10 louvred, gabled dormers below the
ridge. Square stair tower at the left end; gable stack to
left-hand gable. Right-hand gable has 2 ground-floor windows
separated by a buttress, a large 7-light upper window with
Perpendicular tracery, and finial. Diagonally-set stacks with
linked cornices. Attached parallel 2-storey block to the NE
side facing the quadrangle has steep gables, and 3 bays, the
central one blind, under a gable with a large lateral stack.
INTERIOR: stone dogleg stairs, inserted floor at gallery
height of former hall, which has an arch-braced roof with
quatrefoils through the braces, and crenellated corbels.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 320; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 419).

Listing NGR: ST5698073852

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