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© Mr David Cemlyn

IoE Number: 378976
Photographer: Mr David Cemlyn
Date Photographed: 23 July 2001
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 04 March 1977
Grade II

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BRISTOLST5772BRANDON HILL901-1/41/18Cabot Tower

BRISTOL ST5772 BRANDON HILL 901-1/41/18 Cabot Tower 04/03/77 II Tower. 1897-8. By WV Gough. Snecked red sandstone rubble with limestone dressings. Tudor Gothic Revival style. Square 2-stage tower has diagonal buttresses with octagonal finials, a weathered plinth, lower band of square panels, diminishing bands of ashlar to the lower stage, a middle band of pointed panels, and machicolated cornice with a pierced balustrade. The doorway in the N side has a moulded surround and plain door, below a 2-centre arched panel with a gabled label, crockets and finial, containing the city arms, flanked by attached columns with heraldic beasts on top. Similar panels with various arms to the other 3 sides. Bowed balconies to the second stage have moulded bases and pierced balustrades, to open 2-centre arches with gabled hoods like the doorway, and tall flanking 1/2 round attached shafts. Elaborate ashlar octagonal spirelet on top, with octagonal side finials linked to the buttress finials by flying buttresses, and a weathered top with ball finial and a carved figure. The faces have openings as the balconies with wrought-iron overthrow arches to each. Small quatrefoil windows mark the progress of the stairs. INTERIOR not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: built to commemorate the fourth centenary of Cabot's voyage.

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