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Wills Memorial Tower

 

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  • The Willis Memorial from street level
  • The Willis Memorial from above the streets
  • The Willis Memorial from above the streets

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Other Information

  • The first Chancellor of Bristol University was Henry Overton Wills III, who had donated 100,000 (equivalent to 6m today) to making the university independent. His death in 1911 prompted the construction of the Gothic Revival Wills Memorial Building by his sons, George Alfred Wills and Henry Herbert Wills.
  • The structure is actually reinforced concrete and Bath and Clipsham stone facades have merely been attached to the outside of the tower covering up the modernity of it somewhat.

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Architect
George Herbert Oatley
Developer
University of Bristol

Reference Data

Reference No.
686
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
30-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol. BS8
Council
Bristol City Council
County
Bristol
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1911
Construction start date
1915
Completion date
1925
Renovation Date
2006
Heritage Status
Grade II*
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
58.50

Market Data

Primary Use
Monuments
Secondary Use
University


Construction Cost
£501,566.00
Budget Date
1925

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