© Ms Ruth Povey
THE WOOL HALL, INCLUDING THE FLEECE AND FIRKIN PUBLIC HOUSE, 12 ST THOMAS STREET (south west side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Ms Ruth Povey
30 June 2001
20 February 1975
Date of last amendment:
20 February 1975
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ST5972 ST THOMAS STREET
901-1/42/286 (South West side)
The Wool Hall, including the Fleece
and Firkin Public House
Wool hall, now offices and a public house. 1830. By RS Pope,
converted c1980. Pennant ashlar and coursed squared rubble;
roof not visible. Open plan. Classical style.
3 storeys and cellar; 7-window range. A symmetrical front with
a cornice and frieze, and a slightly projecting ashlar centre
with a small pediment; a vermiculated plinth with small,
grilled openings below a rusticated ground floor with 3
windows either side of an unmoulded doorway with c1980 door;
rubble first and second floors have arcades of 3 round-arched
recesses with segmental-arched first-floor and round-arched
second-floor windows with glazing bars; a segmental-arched
panel to the centre has first- and second-floor windows
separated by a panel inscribed WOOL HALL. The right elevation
to Thomas Lane is similarly articulated.
INTERIOR: a frame of cast-iron posts to heavy timber beams,
with a Pennant-flagged ground-floor, and a Pennant staircase
up front right. '...the first quasi-industrial building in
Bristol to attempt a real architectural facade.' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-).