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Latitude: 51.4446 / 51°26'40"N
Longitude: -2.6199 / 2°37'11"W
OS Eastings: 357015
OS Northings: 171912
OS Grid: ST570719
Mapcode National: GBR C2P.H0
Mapcode Global: VH88M.JYTG
Entry Name: C Bond Tobacco Warehouse
Listing Date: 3 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202089
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379199
Location: Bristol, BS3
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Southville
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bedminster
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5671 CLIFT HOUSE ROAD, Bedminster
901-1/44/373 (North side)
03/05/88 C Bond Tobacco Warehouse
Bonded tobacco warehouse. 1919. Designed by the Docks
Committee engineer and built by William Cowlin and Sons.
Coignet system reinforced concrete. Patent red bricks, blue
engineering bricks, Pennant stone steps, terracotta details
and Welsh slate roof. Open plan, in 2 equal parts separated by
central spine wall.
9 storeys; 18-window range. Ground floor in black brick with a
low plinth, the remainder in red, with strings at 3rd, 5th,
7th and 9th storeys, and cornice, of black moulded brick;
stone parapet. Wide clasping pilasters to corners, and to
sides of projecting central 4-window bay, raised above parapet
with sunken panels; rear elevation has the central bay flat
between the pilasters. Ground-floor front has round-arched
doorways and windows: from the sides, one door, 2 windows and
2 doors either side of a central door and flanking windows in
the projecting block, with Pennant stone steps up to the
centre door; the paired flanking doorways are shaded by a
cantilevered steel canopy and have sliding steel doors.
Upper-floor windows are almost square with terracotta cills
and pronounced, chamfered keys and chamfered, stopped jambs,
1:2:1 in central bay and equally spaced either side between
the unpierced pilasters. Top floor is roof-lit only.
INTERIOR: entirely reinforced concrete. Central entrance lobby
to lateral staircases, giving each side on to a 10x8 bay with
central lift shaft. Columns decrease in size to upper floors,
carrying deep primary and secondary beams, with haunched
connections; some levels with wood-block flooring. Steel-truss
north light roofs.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 341; Lord J and Southam J: The
Floating Harbour: Bristol: 1983-: 94).
Listing NGR: ST5701571912
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