CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1202083
Date first listed:
01-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW, CLARE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW, CLARE ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 58752 74079

Details

BRISTOL

ST315874 CLARE ROAD, Cotham 901-1/35/1156 (South side) 01/11/66 Church of St Matthew

II

Church. 1833-5. By Thomas Rickman. Altered c1989. Pennant rubble and limestone dressings, roof not visible. Aisled nave and W tower. Perpendicular Gothic Revival style. A large 6-light transomed window in the gabled E end, with sill and hood drips, flanked by octagonal ashlar corner turrets with trefoil-panelled crenellated parapets; 4-centred arched ribbed aisle doors with narrow trefoiled one-light windows. N aisle has 5 bays each with 3-light transomed windows separated by thin buttresses, with an ashlar crenellated parapet; the clerestory windows have 2 lights and are blind below the transom, with a parapet above. Similar S aisle. The W front has a central 4-stage tower with diagonal buttresses and an octagonal SW stair turret, diminishing sharply at weathered stages to a slender spirelet; 4-centred door in a label with foliage to the spandrels, 2-light 2nd-stage transomed window, and round, blind panel to 3rd stage; tall 2-light louvred belfry windows with transoms and cinquefoil heads, cornice parapet and pinnacles; 4-centred panelled doors to aisles, blocked to make a half-blind window to the S. INTERIOR: 4-bay arcade of thin, square-section chamfered shafts to wide 4-centred arches; niches with corbelled bases and crocketed ogee hoods and finials between the arches; flat, panelled ceiling. A c1989 mezzanine has been inserted at the height of the old galleries, with stairs up from the W, and the bottoms of the columns enclosed; below are offices and meeting rooms, services are held in the upper part. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 293).

Listing NGR: ST5875274079

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
379185
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 293

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/09995/02
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