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Central Police Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4569 / 51°27'24"N

Longitude: -2.5924 / 2°35'32"W

OS Eastings: 358936

OS Northings: 173265

OS Grid: ST589732

Mapcode National: GBR C8J.NL

Mapcode Global: VH88N.0NV0

Entry Name: Central Police Station

Listing Date: 18 May 1981

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187226

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380015

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 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).


Listing NGR: ST5893673265

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