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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
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ST 57833 73448



ST5773SE WHITELADIES ROAD, Clifton 901-1/9/1135 (East side) 04/03/77 Victoria Chapel (Formerly Listed as: WHITELADIES ROAD (East side) Victoria Chapel (Methodist))


Methodist chapel. 1863. By Foster and Wood. Polychromatic limestone and sandstone ashlar, Pennant rubble basement and E end, and slate roof. Open plan with SW porch. French Gothic Revival style, with use of structural polychromy. Single storey and basement. E end has rose window with bar tracery; N elevation is 6 bays, 2 depressed trefoil windows on basement under relieving arch, and 2 ground-floor trefoil-headed lights with rose window in plate tracery, separated by deep buttresses with weathered tops, and foliate corbel table; W porch with plain door, above it a weathered broach stair tower with paired trefoil windows to each side. Similar S elevation has a 2-bay W porch with Pennant steps, a hollow-moulded doorway inside arch with foliate capitals and hood with king and queen stops; gabled drip with Tudor flowers and corner gargoyles, and parapet with pierced trefoils; the 2 plate-tracery side windows have paired trefoil-headed lights and cinquefoil rose in flat polychromatic arch on slender shafts. Wide, W gable has set-back buttresses with weathered tops and central doorway of 3 orders, the inner to cusped cinquefoil arch, with either side a blind arcade of trefoil arches with arrow slits in the middle; drip with Tudor flowers rises into tall gable hood above the arch, enclosing traceried tympanum, and intersecting the middle of 3 tall W windows with weathered plinths; each of 3 orders on banded shafts, with foliate capitals which run into the corbel table to the sides, of 2 lights to sides and 3 in centre, Decorated tracery with nailheads to the arches; in the apex 5 stepped lancets, 2nd and 4th blind, beneath a roll-top coping and parapet finial. Behind the gable is a tall copper spirelet. INTERIOR: windows have cusped rere arches on foliate corbels, linked by scrolled ribbon band; cusped arched-braced roof on columns to corbels, and gallery at W end. Fittings largely C20. 'One of our prettiest C19 chapels'. (Crick). (Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 29).

Listing NGR: ST5783373448


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Crick, C , Victorian Buildings in Bristol, (1975), 29


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: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05297/15
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