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IoE Number: 380752
Photographer: Dr Neil Bentham
Date Photographed: 16 March 2006
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 04 March 1977
Grade II

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BRISTOLST5873SWUNIVERSITY ROAD901-1/10/310(North West side)

BRISTOL ST5873SW UNIVERSITY ROAD 901-1/10/310 (North West side) 04/03/77 Bristol Grammar School II School. 1879. By Foster and Wood. Extended 1909 by Sir Frank Wills, and 1914 by WV Gough. Red rubble with limestone dressings and a slate roof. 1879 Great Hall, with 1909 block across its S end and 1914 block across the W end of the latter. Great Hall 2 storeys; 9-window range. A symmetrical block articulated by buttresses, with central projecting entrance and stair blocks each side; moulded sill and first-floor drip courses, cornice with gargoyles, and crenellated parapet and stepped gables. N entrance block has diagonal buttresses, Tudor-arched doorway with splayed panelled reveals and a panelled 2-leaf door, and a label with head stops and foliate spandrels. 2 storey canted oriel above has a moulded base, a central traceried panel and flanking statue niches with canted canopies, and a crenellated top. To the right is a narrow square 3-stage stair turret. 3-light mullion and transom flat-headed ground-floor windows with ogee heads, Tudor-arched first-floor windows with Perpendicular tracery. Rear matching gabled stair block, with a tower capped by a good wrought-iron canopy with a square ogee copper roof. The end gables have large 4-centre arched windows with Perpendicular tracery, angel label stops, and a gabled cornice below the parapet. The 1909 block has a road front with 3 gables to the left of an entrance tower, containing a Tudor-arched door, tall first-floor Tudor-arched mullion and transom window, and a Lombard frieze to a stepped parapet with raised corners. To the right is a 6-bay range divided by buttresses to mullion and transom windows. The 1914 cross wing is 6 bays long, articulated by buttresses with crenellated square tops above the parapet, first-floor windows with Tudor-arched heads, and end gables with tall central first-floor windows with elliptical-arched heads and Perpendicular tracery. INTERIOR: traceried glazed entrance screen to a central stair hall, a rear Imperial stair with stone parapet, and wrought-iron upper balusters with a brass rail; Great Hall on first floor has an arch-braced king post roof, with through purlins and pointed wind braces to the lower bays, with attached shafts to large angel corbels holding shields; panelled lower walls containing raised seats with canopies; over the entrance is the organ loft. The original building contained the Great Hall as well as 9 classrooms.

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