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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 is a very impressive building and well woth a detour just to have a look at it. A view of this building can easily be combined wiith a visit to Bristol Cathedral  more »
  • With big gold symbolic unicorns on too, a statue of the spirit of merchant shipping out front, and fountains all around, it’s a great sight to see.  more »
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  • big up the london riots, everday bro like that disney channel flow
  • Nice building but the most attractive thing is the college green which is a beautiful place to rest and enjoy occasional sunny weather
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