This section provides articles on a range of aspects of Bishopston's architecture and helps you to learn about good and bad architecture and design.

Totterdown 5A 15 storey building being proposed for Totterdown has been met with many local objections. The Bishopston Society and Bristol Civic Society are both firmly against these high rise blocks, with which our Mayor is so enamoured. More on this story here

gloucsroadconservationareaTen Gloucester Road addresses have just been added to the council's list of 'Unlisted Buildings of Merit'. These are not protected in law, but this newly granted status will nevertheless be taken into account in any future planning applications that might affect them.

small street vandalismDevelopers have exploited a loophole in the Planning system and carried out a major act of vandalism to an historic site in central Bristol, destroying the Jacobean interior of a building in Small Street before its conversion to (yet more) student flats.

Horfield Police station Sommerville Road Bishopston DEc 4th 2012 - Copy

Local historian, David Cemlyn has been researching the history of this unusual and historic building on the corner of North and Sommerville Roads. Its future survival may well be at risk. David's interesting account follows:

Bishop Rd new design

It is interesting to find that one of the top design awards for 2015 given by the Bristol Civic Society is for the new extension of Bishop Road Primary School. This design when first put forward was strongly criticised by the Bishopston Society.

In the photo album below we provide a taste of our local scenery, particularly the eclectic mix of architectural design that is Bishopson's heritage.

In the photo album below we highlight some of the more interesting and unusual architectural styles, easily overlooked, that match the heterogeneity of the independent retail outlets and other buildings along this nationally praised shopping destination.

This photo album below shows the exceptionally unusual and diverse architecture of the stretch between Zetland Road and Overton Road that has consequently been given the status of a Conservation Area by Bristol City Council.

Roof Extensions - CopyAs our web site develops we intend to showcase online examples of good and bad architecture in our area, reflecting the display boards that local people may have seen at our events. Here are some initial examples to be going on with for now.