Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Tower Hill, Bristol - Bristol, City of (UA)

Large parish church in the eastern part of central Bristol. Believed to stand on the site of the oldest church in the Bristol area; a Benedictine Priory dating from at least AD 900. The chancel, nave and lower tower are C13/C14 whilst the north chancel aisle and upper tower are mid C15 with a distinctive Gothic revival phase in 1764, and alterations in 1836-41. The roof is leaking and causing damage to roof structure and ceiling plaster. The building has been subject to heritage crime. Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship accepted and roof repairs underway in 2018.

Church of St Philip and St Jacob, Tower Hill, Bristol - Bristol, City of (UA)
© Ferguson Mann Architects

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST PHILIP AND ST JACOB
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1218100
  • Local Planning Authority: Bristol, City of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Philip and St Jacob
  • Street Name: Tower Hill
  • Locality: Bristol
  • Unitary Authority: Bristol, City of (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bristol West
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*