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IoE Number: 380719
Photographer: Mr Ian Garman
Date Photographed: 22 April 2006
Date listed: 30 December 1994
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOLST67SWTRINITY ROAD, Laurence Hill901-1/56/1564(East side)

BRISTOL ST67SW TRINITY ROAD, Laurence Hill 901-1/56/1564 (East side) St Philip's Public Library GV II Library. Dated 1896. By WV Gough. Red and yellow striped brickwork with limestone dressings, and a slate roof. Open plan. Jacobethan style. 2 storeys; 6-window range. Symmetrical front with a central bay projecting slightly, balustrade with square urns on the corners, and a square, louvred cupola on the ridge capped by a dome and weather vane. The main entrance is a round-arched door between brick pilasters; on the first floor above is a detailed heraldic device of unicorns holding a Bristol coat of arms, beneath a scrolled pediment on dwarf Ionic pilasters; the inscription VIRTUE ET INDUSTRIA is underneath. The bay is topped by a panel in the parapet reading ST PHILIPS PUBLIC LIBRARY/ 1896, and a pedimented bellcote containing a clock. Chamfered mullion and transom windows with elliptical heads in rectangular architraves, of 3 lights, 2 transoms to ground floor, 2-light windows each side of each bay. In the centre of each side is a full-height canted bay with a 9-light window. Leaded and stained casement windows. To the left is a single-storey block with a large round-arched doorway on square responds with carved capitals, and a pediment and cartouche above. Brick and ashlar striped piers and steel railings to the front area. INTERIOR: 3 semicircular arches with coffered intrados subdivide the library; roof with trusses with 3 queen posts and arched braces. (Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 61).

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