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Bristol City Hall, Bristol

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City Hall has been the seat of local government in Bristol, England since 1956 . It is situated on College Green, opposite the Cathedral and at the foot of Park Street in Bristol city centre. Throughout its history it has been home to Bristol City Council.
It was designed in the 1930s but built after World War II. The architect was Vincent Harris.
City Hall is a grade II* listed building. The concrete frame is clad with very wide, thin bricks, with Portland stone dressings and a leaded hipped roof in a Neo-Georgian style. The steep and high roof with gilded unicorns to the corners of the end blocks.
The foundation stone for the Council House was laid in 1938 and the building was opened by The Queen in 1956. The ceremonial entrance overlooks the moat and leads into the reception hall which is lined with local Doulting stone and paved with black and white Italian marble. It also features a blue and gold wall clock, encircled by the signs of the zodiac and equipped with its own wind indicator. The Conference Hall is the largest room in the building. The names of all Mayors and Lord Mayors of Bristol since 1216 are cut into the stone walls. The walls of the Lord Mayor's Reception Room are panelled in English Walnut and there is a colourful frieze displaying the heraldry of the Bristol trade guilds, and, in gold leaf, the names of famous Bristolians.
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  • This striking building opposite the cathedral houses the town hall. Built in Neo Georgian style, in the form of a "crescent", a kind of crescent moon. The first stone for this building was laid in 1938 by the Duchess of Beaufort. Architect Vincent Harris, who designed several public buildings in the UK. Probably T.G.V. the 2nd World War the building was only put into use in 1956. On the roof two gilded unicorns, which symbolize the trade. Very nice building with modern look, despite the neo architectural style.
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  • The building stands in a semicircle, opposite the square, in the center of the square fountain. Many residents rest on the grass on a warm day.
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  • Poorly organised and refuse to admit any fault. The man I spoke to, Keith, was absolutely not interested in listening to anything I said. Have no idea what he's doing there as he seems to loath interaction with people calling up. I know councils are strapped and overworked but it felt like he was gagging for a fight. If you have any complaints then go straight to the ombudsman because these guys (Keith) absolutely don't care.
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