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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1375995



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
City of BristolUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469976

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ST5975 BRISTOL ASHLEY DOWN ROAD ASHLEY DOWN 901-1/32/10059 Muller House: Muller Homes (City of Bristol College) GV II Orphanage. 1862, by John Foster and Son of Bristol, for George Muller. Coursed Pennant stone rubble with Bath stone window &ames. Slate hipped and gable-ended roofs with bracketed verges. Stone axial stacks with cornices. PLAN: Large building, the centI:al enmnce block with flanking wings with cross-wings at the ends, and with workshop ranges at the back. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. The centre block 3:3:3 bays, the projecting outer bays gabled, the centre with Tuscan tecrastyle stone portico with pair:ed square columns, the centre breaking forward with round columns. 5-bay wings to left and right with end cross-wings and 2-storey 8-bay outer wings. 12-pane sashes in plain stone architraves. At rear, single-storey workshop ranges with similar sash windows. INTERIOR: Open-well stair:case with cast-iron balustrade with mahogany handrail and cast-iron scrolls supporting stone treads; arched stairwell windows. NOTE: Muller House was the third offive large barrack-type orphanage buildings to be built&om 1847-1870 by the Prussian-born pastor and philanthropist George Muller. Muller used this block as his HQ and home. The oI"phanage was built entirely from voluntary contributions. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p. 457.

Listing NGR: ST5987775508

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 457

National Grid Reference: ST 59877 75508


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