History

The Edwardian Cloakrooms

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In Bristol many public conveniences were designed in a classical style to compliment the surrounding Victorian or Edwardian architecture. Built in 1904, the Edwardian Cloakroom on the corner of Woodland Road is one of the most palatial of its time.

Sir George Herbert Oatley, an architect noted for his work in Bristol especially the gothic Wills Memorial Building, is the possible architect but no one has taken responsibility for the design of the Edwardian Cloakroom. The cloakrooms were built by Walter and Sons Ltd for £1,079 with the additional charge of £514 for the Twyfords sanitary fittings.

The building was left to fall into disrepair until the late 1990s when they were renovated as part of conservation area improvement and was designated a grade 1 listing.

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