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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 56974 73229



ST5673SE BEAUFORT BUILDINGS, Clifton 901-1/7/692 (South side) 04/03/77 Guardian Court (Formerly Listed as: BEAUFORT BUILDINGS, Clifton Down Clifton United Reformed Church)


United Reform chapel, now flats. 1868. By CF Hansom. Snecked limestone ashlar, Pennant rubble with limestone dressings to the apse and S side, and a slate roof. Cruciform plan with an apse and NW chapel. Decorated Gothic Revival style. Polygonal apse with 2-light windows below a circular light and parapet of pierced trefoils. Steeply gabled N transept gable has a large rose of 6 hexafoils round a central circle, with setback buttresses to pinnacles; 6-bay N elevation of 2-light windows beneath a drip, separated by deep buttresses with crocketed gables, steep roof has decorative ridges and iron finials; an octagonal chapel to the W has 2-light windows with cinquefoils, deep corner gargoyles below the parapet and a steep roof with lead crockets. Steeply gabled W front is flanked by a wide S buttress with a cinquefoil band at the base, and a stepped N buttress rising to a buttressed octagonal pinnacle; in between are 3 open arches with attached shafts and foliate capitals, fleurons to the mouldings, and linked hoods with stops of mythical beasts; above a zigzag strip is a 6-light Decorated window with blind trefoil panels at the base, and a pierced oculus with trefoils in the apex. Behind the arches, the porch has a polychromatic sexpartite vault with finely carved foliate bosses; 3 arched doorways, the N blind, and arches at either end, each of 2 orders with foliate capitals and detached shafts; in the middle and the 2 side arches is a shouldered doorway, with carved scenes of Christ teaching in the tympana. INTERIOR not inspected, but previous list records 'plain interior with hammerbeam roof.' A projected tower was never built. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 314).

Listing NGR: ST5697473229


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Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 314


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: 03 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03004/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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