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IoE Number: 379494
Photographer: Mr Ian Garman
Date Photographed: 21 August 2004
Date listed: 30 December 1994
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOLST315871DEAN STREET, Bedminster901-1/45/377(North West side)

BRISTOL ST315871 DEAN STREET, Bedminster 901-1/45/377 (North West side) Bristol South Baths and attached railings and gates II Public baths. 1929. By CFW Dening. Brick with limestone dressings and a green glazed pantile hipped roof. Symmetrically-planned central swimming pool with attached subsidiary blocks. Neo-Roman style. 2-storey pool and single-storey blocks. Symmetrical NE end has steps up to a single-storey parapeted lobby, a wide doorway with an ashlar surround with BRISTOL SOUTH BATHS inscribed in the lintel and a relief of spread wings; panelled 4-leaf doors. Steel casements have margin panes and diagonal glazing bars. Flanking 2-storey stair blocks have a lower hipped roof in front of the main one, with broad brick pilasters and a plinth, small ground-floor and larger first-floor windows set in shallow recesses; the inside walls have Venetian windows in ashlar surrounds. The main gable of the pool is truncated with a coped parapet, and an ashlar Venetian window, with panels flanking Bristol's coat of arms. The road elevation is symmetrical with single-storey end pavilions, projecting from a 19-window range between with a pedimented ashlar doorcase and double 3-panel doors, with a smaller doorcase at the left end. Behind, the pool has 5 semicircular-arched windows, with impost blocks, in rectangular recesses, the centre window in ashlar with a carved panel above. Gabled boiler house to the W has a round chimney with a coped top. Fine roofs with sprocketed eaves, and a ridge lantern over the pool. INTERIOR: entrance hall with stairs either side up to a gallery, which extends round 4 sides of the pool, with railings; blue tiling below a dado and to buttresses to a barrel-vaulted roof. The original baths are in the NW side range. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached ball finial cast-iron railings and gates. A carefully massed composition with restrained decoration and a fine roof modelled on the advanced bath houses designed by the Goss brothers in London.

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