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© Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS

IoE Number: 378886
Location: CORONER'S COURT, BACKFIELDS (north side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr Cyril N. Chapman LRPS
Date Photographed: 03 October 1999
Date listed: 30 December 1994
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOLST5973NWBACKFIELDS, Stokes Croft901-1/6/2019(North side)

BRISTOL ST5973NW BACKFIELDS, Stokes Croft 901-1/6/2019 (North side) Coroner's Court II School, now court and mortuary. 1857-8, converted mid C20. By Foster and Wood. Pennant rubble with limestone dressings, ridge stack and a tiled hipped and cross-gabled roof. Single-depth axial plan with a central hall and lower cross wings at each end. Tudor Gothic Revival style. 2 storeys; 8-window range. An asymmetrical front has 2 tall gables projecting at each end, separated by a parapeted 3-window section, with plinth, first-floor drip and corbel table, gableted kneelers to the gables, and angle buttresses to the gables and between the windows. The right-hand gable has a 2-centred arched doorway with hood and C20 glazed door, and 2 first-floor 2-centred arched 2-light windows with panel tracery; the left-hand gable has a porch with stepped kneelers, diagonal buttresses and a similar doorway, and at first floor a 4-centre arched 4-light mullion and transom window with arched heads and panel tracery. Middle section has 4-light mullion and transom windows, left-hand gable has 4-light 4-centre arched mullion and transom windows to first floor. To the left is a lower gable set forward, with a lower square left-hand porch with a French Empire-style pyramidal roof, open 4-centre arched front and left side openings, and 4 small trefoil-headed openings above, with a steep dormer; the gable has a canted bay with a cross window, and 3-light window above. At the left end is a lower 2-storey block with a hipped roof and ridge stack. INTERIOR: extensively modernised; entrance lobby with a stone open-well stair with cast-iron railings and curtail with a twisted newel; the doorway beneath has GIRLS' SCHOOL painted on the arch. Central first-floor hall has braced trusses, obscured by a suspended ceiling. Originally a Wesleyan school. (Gomme A: Street Index of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest: 5).

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