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© Mr Graham Wathall

IoE Number: 379119
Location: COLSTON'S GIRL SCHOOL, CHELTENHAM ROAD (east side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr Graham Wathall
Date Photographed: 16 March 2006
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 04 March 1977
Grade II

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BRISTOLST5974CHELTENHAM ROAD901-1/36/41(East side)

BRISTOL ST5974 CHELTENHAM ROAD 901-1/36/41 (East side) 04/03/77 Colston's Girl School II School. 1891. By WV Gough. Red Cattybrook bricks with yellow brick and buff terracotta dressings, brick ridge stacks and slate roof. E-shaped double-depth plan with right-hand extension. An eclectic polychrome mix of various Northern Renaissance styles. 3 storeys and basement; 14-window range. 2 near-identical gables project either side of a full-height porch, divided by pilaster strips with faceted rustication to the ground floor, which is alternate bands of brick and terracotta. An elaborate terracotta doorcase with Gibbsian Ionic pilasters and a scrolled pediment, below a bowed oriel with 3 windows and a parapet, with 2 mullion and transom ground-floor windows, and mullion first-floor windows, either side. Flanking tall gables each with 3 keyed semicircular arches: the left one is fully glazed with a circular light above Tudor-arched cross windows on the ground and first floors, separated by a cornice; the right gable has smaller square-headed cross windows separated by a sunken panel; above both are panels with urns, keyed oculi and pedimented top panels in steep gables with segmental pediments. INTERIOR: details include an entrance hall and steps with a terracotta balustrade through 2 segmental arches on Ionic columns to an axial corridor; glazed brick wainscot and stained glass windows; a large hall in the left-hand block, with Doric columns framing a proscenium arch, a gallery, and a king-post truss roof; cloakrooms with stained-glass partitions. (Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).

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