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© Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA

IoE Number: 380015
Photographer: Mr Peter Frederick Rushby LMPA
Date Photographed: 03 October 1999
Date listed: 18 May 1981
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOL ST5873SE NELSON STREET, Broadmead 901-1/11/487 (East side) 18/05/81 Central Police Station (Formerly Listed as: BRIDEWELL STREET Central Police Station and Bristol Police Headquarters) GV II Police station. Dated 1928 on hoppers. By Ivor Jones and Percy Thomas. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. Axial plan with wings at each end. Stripped Neo-Georgian style with Mannerist detail. 2 storeys; 12-window range. A near-symmetrical front has curved ends and short returns, with a fluted frieze and parapet, the centre raised and set forward with a central scroll inscribed Bristol Police Station. Large central Mannerist doorway set in a semicircular-arched recess, has a moulded architrave with Gibbs blocks and 5 massive stepped keys, to double 24-panel studded doors, with a fanlight above. Plain windows with metal glazing bars, windowless first floor to the left; 7-window right-hand return. INTERIOR not inspected. To the same design as the Police Headquarters (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 422; City Building Series: Burrough T H B: Bristol: London: 1970-: 128).

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