Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol

Thursday doors

Door 18

Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol
Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol

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.

Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol
Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol

The beautiful craftsmanship on the gates is really worth a closer look – some fabulous oak and mistletoe designs and a very grand E.

Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol
Edward Everard building, Broad Street, Bristol

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.

 

by Scooj

 

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

17 thoughts on “Thursday doors”

  1. Have always loved this building and always stop to have a look whenever I’m down in the Centre . . .
    Just one thing though I think you might have to start having a Thursday Doors & Gates feature . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Oh, very nice catch! I have a daughter in Bristol and have done many a city walk on my visits, trawling for doors, buildings, Banksy’s and Regency buildings… this is a very nice find, lovely to see!

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