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Allen House Mullers Homes City of Bristol College

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4788 / 51°28'43"N

Longitude: -2.5817 / 2°34'53"W

OS Eastings: 359701

OS Northings: 175696

OS Grid: ST597756

Mapcode National: GBR CC8.1R

Mapcode Global: VH88N.63J6

Plus Code: 9C3VFCH9+G8

Entry Name: Allen House Mullers Homes City of Bristol College

Listing Date: 5 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375993

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469974

Location: Bishopston and Ashley Down, Bristol, BS7

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Bishopston and Ashley Down

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bishopston and St Andrews

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Allen House: Muller's Homes (City of Bristol College)
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Orphanage. 1847-9, by John Foster and Son of Bristol, for George Muller. Pennant stone rubble with Bath stone window frames. Gable-ended roofs, re-clad.
PLAN: R~dial plan with central square tower with canted corners, and four wings, at the ends of which are lower workshop wings fornring three courtyards, the SW courtyard is open on two sides. EXTERIOR: 4-storey central tower with canted corners, and 3-storey 9-bay wings north and south, and 2/3 storey east and west wings, and single storey workshop ranges. 12-pane sashes [some altered] in plain stone architraves. Main entrance in first bay on south side of west wing, with stone portico with pairs of square piers. C20 extensions built in the courtyards.
INTERIOR: Hall on ground floor of central tower with cast-iron ventilation shaft at centre and coved ceiling with moulded plaster neo- Classical decoration.
NOTE: Allen House was the first of five large barrack-type orphanage buildings to be built from 1847 to 1870 by the Prussian-born pastor and philanthropist George Muller. The orphanage was built entirely from voluntary contributions. Allen House was illustrated in the London Illustrated
News in 1850.
SOURCE: Pevsner, N; Buildings of England: Bristol, p.457.

Listing NGR: ST5970175696

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