This is the front entrance to one of the most remarkable buildings in Bristol. It was the Edward Everard Printing Works and is tucked away in the narrow (and perhaps inappropriately named) Broad Street. Edward Everard was a well known and prosperous Bristol printer who commissioned Henry Williams to build the print works in 1900 and the pre-Raphealite art nouveau facade was by William Neatby.
Much of the original building was demolished, but this facade remains and the building has been used as as offices by the NatWest bank, although judging by the chain and padlock on the gate it doesn’t look much in use at the moment.
The beautiful craftsmanship on the gates is really worth a closer look – some fabulous oak and mistletoe designs and a very grand E.
The entrance arch and gates are impressive, but it is the stunning facade above them that sets this building apart from all others. More about this building on the Bristol past website.