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© Ms Ruth Povey

IoE Number: 380041
Photographer: Ms Ruth Povey
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 04 March 1977
Date of last amendment: 30 December 1994
Grade II

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BRISTOL 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 (Bristol) Ltd) GV II 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 Bristol. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 363; Somerville J: Christopher Thomas Soap Maker of Bristol: Bristol: 1991-).

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