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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 53111 76904



ST5376NW HIGH STREET, Shirehampton 901-1/18/1734 (South side) Church of St Mary


Church. 1929. By P Hartland Thomas. Reinforced concrete clad with Pennant rubble with limestone dressings and a pantile roof. Aisled nave and chancel with side chapels, and W porch. Modernist Gothic Revival style. The E end has a single-storey parapeted vestry with roll top coping beneath a gable with angle buttresses and 5-light 2-centred arched window, divided by a transom. 3-bay N chancel divided by buttresses with a 3-light mullion window with flat head to the E end, and a drip course below the parapet. The E end of the taller nave has a tall stepped gable bellcote with weathered coping, containing 2 flat-headed openings with bells and a central louvred panel, with a cross above. The gable carries down to form a weathered buttress to the end of the low parapeted, windowless aisle with a left-hand 2-centred arched doorway; the nave has flat-headed 5-light mullion and transom windows extending between the buttresses. Similar S elevation. The W end has low 3-light mullion windows to the aisles and sides of the gable, a deep porch with semicircular-arched doorway with deep splayed reveals divided by 3 inscribed arches, and a 2-leaf door; above is a 5-light 2-centred arched mullion and transom window. INTERIOR: plain, unmoulded divisions, with a 2-centre chancel arch, square piers to flat-headed aisle arches, with aisles divided by semicircular cross arches. Stripped Gothic fenestration incorporated into a Modernist shell: ' other English architect has taken church design so far along a non-traditional path' (Gomme). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 419; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 472).

Listing NGR: ST5311176904


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 419
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 472


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

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Date: 04 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08209/33
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