Old Council House, Bristol

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Old Council House
Old Council House, Bristol is located in Bristol
Old Council House, Bristol
Location within Bristol
General information
Town or city Bristol
Country England
Coordinates 51°27′09″N 2°36′07″W / 51.452429°N 2.602043°W / 51.452429; -2.602043
Construction started 1824
Completed 1827

The Old Council House (grid reference ST582728) is in Corn Street, Bristol, England.

It was built as the city council chamber and treasurer's office between 1824 and 1827 by Sir Robert Smirke, on the site of the old St Ewan's church.[1] The statue of Justice over the entrance is by Edward Hodges Baily.[2] It was extended to the south-west in 1828-9 by Richard Shackleton Pope and George Dymond.

The council moved to the new Council House on College Green after World War II, and was subsequently used as Magistrates' courts.

It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.[3]


  1. ^ Walter Ison (1978). The Georgian buildings of Bristol. Kingsmead Press. pp. 135–139. ISBN 0-901571-88-1. 
  2. ^ Burrough, THB (1970). Bristol. London: Studio Vista. ISBN 0-289-79804-3. 
  3. ^ "The Old Council House and attached front gates". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-05-02. 

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