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IoE Number: 378953
Photographer: Mr Peter Atkinson
Date Photographed: 27 March 2005
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 04 March 1977
Grade II

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BRISTOL ST5773SE BERKELEY PLACE 901-1/9/8 (East side) 04/03/77 Queen Elizabeth's Hospital II School, now hospital. 1844-47. By Thomas Foster and Son. Squared red rubble with limestone dressings, limestone ashlar lateral stacks, roof not visible. Axial, single-depth plan. Tudor Gothic Revival style. 3 storeys; 19-window range, with 2-storey, 5-window wings extending at each end. A symmetrical front and near-identical rear elevation, built along a falling site making the ground floor a basement from the rear. 1:6:1:3:1:6:1 windows, the central 4-storey, 5-window entrance block breaks forward, the middle section twice, square 4-storey towers to each corner, all with battered ground floors. A moulded band to the ground floor, first-floor string, continuous drip moulds, second-floor cornice with carved heads and flowers, and an ashlar parapet, crenellated to the 4-storey sections. The main entrance has a Tudor-arched doorway set in a rectangular moulded frame with recessed spandrels, carved label stops and a 2-leaf ribbed door. The end towers have tall, flat 2-centred arched doorways with 4 cinquefoil-headed overlights above flat-headed 2-leaf doors. Cross windows with early C20 metal casements; some original cast-iron casements with small lattice panes to the rear. Shallow 2-centred arched ground-floor windows, upper floors have flat-headed windows, with Tudor-arched lights. The central block has cinquefoil-headed lights, a canted 2-storey 4-light oriel to the centre with moulded base and crenellated top, narrow flanking windows, outer first-floor canted 2-light oriel and a cross window above; the third floor has a central cross window and flanking single-light windows. The wings have first-floor cross windows and 3-storey square towers at the ends. 2 lateral stacks to each side behind the parapet at the front have 3 square stacks each linked by a crenellated cornice, and further chimney ranges to each side of the central block. Steeply-gabled ends with ashlar parapets. INTERIOR: details include a large entrance stair hall with Tudor arches to each side, 5 to the axial passage, an open-well stair round the sides with openwork tracery balustrade, a large panelled octagonal newel with ogee-domed top and the base of the stair, and a timber roof with bosses. Originally single full-length teaching and dormitory rooms each side, now all divided except first-floor left hand, with arch-braced tie beam roofs; Tudor-arched doorways with panelled doors. HISTORICAL NOTE: founded by John Carr in 1586. The present building makes early use of internal structural cast-iron beams and stanchions to support the floors. A Salvinesque composition making use of a spectacular site. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, an Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 299; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 10).

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