© Ms Ruth Povey
WAREHOUSE PREMISES OF HARDWARE (BRISTOL) LIMITED, OLD BREAD STREET
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
30 June 2001
04 March 1977
Date of last amendment:
30 December 1994
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ST5972 OLD BREAD STREET
901-1/42/147 (North side)
04/03/77 Former Hardware Warehouse
(Formerly Listed as:
OLD BREAD STREET
Warehouse premises of Hardware
Soap works warehouse. 1882. By WB Gingell. Red brick with
white and black brick details. Bristol Byzantine style.
3 storeys; 3-window range. Large Pennant blocks to bases of 2
wide round-arched openings with large keys and polychromatic
archivolts and C20 glazing. 3 tall semicircular-arched
first-floor windows divided by pilasters rising to a dentil
plat band, and smaller semicircular-arched second-floor
windows in a shallow recess, separated by bands of coloured
and angled brickwork; dentil cornice and parapet. Red brick
side elevations with blind semicircular-arched windows.
INTERIOR: plain warehouse interior. Originally part of
Christopher Thomas Brothers' soap works. A rare survivor of
the round-arched warehouse style considered particular of C19
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 363; Somerville J: Christopher Thomas
Soap Maker of Bristol: Bristol: 1991-).