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Bristol Byzantine

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General Hospital

W.B Gingell, 1852

In the 1850s Bristol developed a specific style of architecture applied mainly to industrial buildings such as warehousing and factories.

Its characteristics were a robust and simple outline, materials with character and colour � mainly Pennant stone and brick, the frequent use of rock-faced stone, and upper floors unified through either horizontal or vertical grouping of window openings,

Decorative details often derive from Venetian and North Italian Gothic examples. The style has been named �Bristol Byzantine�.

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