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© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS

IoE Number: 379482
Location: OLD CITY GAOL, ENTRANCE WALL AND GATEWAY, CUMBERLAND ROAD (north side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
Date Photographed: 03 October 1999
Date listed: 08 August 1975
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOL ST5872 CUMBERLAND ROAD, Floating Harbour 901-1/42/1295 (North side) 08/08/75 Old City Gaol, entrance wall and gateway (Formerly Listed as: CUMBERLAND ROAD Stone screen entrance wall to Old City Gaol) II Entrance wall and gateway. 1832. By RS Pope. Carboniferous limestone ashlar to head height, and Pennant ashlar above. Windowless square towers flank a recessed bay with a large semicircular-arched gateway, with portcullis and iron-clad doors, and semicircular-arched blind windows each side; above is a wide rectangular recess and a thin string course. The entrance to the City Gaol (demolished), designed by HH Seward in 1816, and restored by Pope after the 1831 riots. It was closed in 1883. (Lord J and Southam J: The Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-: 116).

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