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West Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4557 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -2.5958 / 2°35'44"W

OS Eastings: 358698

OS Northings: 173140

OS Grid: ST586731

Mapcode National: GBR C7K.W0

Mapcode Global: VH88M.YNKX

Entry Name: West Gate

Listing Date: 18 May 1981

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379335

Location: Bristol, BS1

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5873SE COLSTON AVENUE, Centre
901-1/11/557 (North East side)
18/05/81 West Gate
(Formerly Listed as:
COLSTON AVENUE
Electricity House)

GV II

Office. 1938. By Giles Gilbert Scott. Portland ashlar, flat
roof not visible. Modernist style. Deep plan offices. 5
storeys and attic; 7-window front, 15-window left-hand and
12-window right-hand returns. A curved symmetrical front, set
back above the ground floor from long side elevations, with
moulded sill band, full-length ground-floor entablature and
blocking course, coved first-floor sill band, and a plain
fourth-floor band to the front section; the sides have a
cornice and parapet beneath fourth floor set back, and attic
windows set back again beneath a deeply overhanging roof, with
thick mullions to the front. A central front doorway has an
architrave with roundels to double doors and a cartouche
above, with full-width curved plate-glass shop windows each
side, and late C20 casements above. The returns have ground
floors divided by thick mullion pilasters between plate-glass
windows, doorways to penultimate bays each end; first-floor
balconies at either end extend out of the entablature,
railings to the fourth floor and attic. The left return has a
right-hand doorway. The rear is a matching 7-window range with
end balconies, and splayed 1-window corners with a carriage
entrance to the NW corner, blind on the E corner. INTERIOR:
refurbished 1991. Forms a strong termination to the E end of
Colston Avenue.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 423).


Listing NGR: ST5869873140

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