© Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
OLD CITY GAOL, ENTRANCE WALL AND GATEWAY, CUMBERLAND ROAD (north side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Mrs Joy Roddy LRPS
03 October 1999
08 August 1975
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5872 CUMBERLAND ROAD, Floating Harbour
901-1/42/1295 (North side)
08/08/75 Old City Gaol, entrance wall and
(Formerly Listed as:
Stone screen entrance wall to Old
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-: