Everard's Printing Works

The Former Everard's Printing Works (grid reference ST588730) is at 37-38 Broad Street in Bristol, England. It has been designated as a Grade II* listed building.[1][2]

Former Everard's Printing Works
Everard's Printing Works is located in Bristol
Everard's Printing Works
Location within Bristol
General information
Architectural stylePre-Raphaelite
Town or cityBristol
Coordinates51°27′16″N 2°35′39″W / 51.4545°N 2.5943°W / 51.4545; -2.5943
Construction started1900
ClientEdward Everard
Design and construction
Architect(s)Henry Williams

It was built in 1900 by Henry Williams, with the Modern Style (British Art Nouveau style) facade by W.J. Neatby,[3] who was the chief designer for Doulton and Co.,[4][5] as the main works for the printer Edward Everard. It has a triple archway design on the ground floor with two on the first floor and four on the upper floor. Above them is a female figure holding a lamp and a mirror symbolising Light and Truth.[6] The arches were to reflect the Church of St John the Baptist a little further along Broad Street.[7][8]

Most of the red brick building was demolished in 1970 but the Modern Style facade was preserved as it is the largest decorative Doulton Carrara ware tile facade of its kind in Britain (so named from its resemblance to Carrara marble).[4][2] The contributions of William Morris and Johannes Gutenberg to printing and literature are celebrated in the design.[9] Behind each figure are typefaces representing their work.[10] After the demolition of the rest of the building the facade was incorporated into a new building which was used as offices by the NatWest bank.[7] It was later converted to be the Clayton Hotel, which opened in 2022.[11]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Former Everard's Printing Works (1281234)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 March 2007.
  2. ^ a b Historic England. "Former Everard's Printing Works (1281234)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Victorian Bristol" (PDF). Brunel 2000. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ a b "Former Everard's Printing Works, 38 Broad Street, Bristol". Historic England. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Everard's Printing Works, Bristol". English Buildings. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Edward Everard Building". About Bristol. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Edward Everard's Printing Works". Bristol Past. Building History. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  8. ^ Harvey, Charles; Press, Jon (1994). "A Bristol Printing House: Edward Everard's Monument to Gutenberg, Morris and the Printer's Art" (PDF). The Journal of the William Morris Society. X (4): 40–47. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Everard's Printing Works, Bristol, UK". Manchester History. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Edward Everard printing works" (PDF). Architecture Centre. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Clayton Hotel Opens at Everards Printworks". Gardiner. Retrieved 12 September 2022.

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