Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1205151

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959



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District: City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: ST 62090 70784


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ST6270 CHURCH HILL, Brislington 901-1/49/452 (South side) 08/01/59 Church of St Luke


Church. C15, N arcade and aisle remodelled 1819, E end 1874 by B Ferrey. Coursed red and grey Pennant rubble with ashlar dressings and stone-coped slate roofs. Aisled nave with chapels flanking chancel, S porch and W tower. Perpendicular Gothic style. 3-light E window with cinquefoil heads and intersecting tracery. Offset diagonal buttresses to chancel and aisles. NE chapel has hoodmould over restored 3-light E window and label mould over 2-light cinquefoil-headed N window. SE chapel has a hoodmould over 3-light window with cinquefoil ogee heads. 4-bay N aisle with hoodmoulds over 3-light windows with cinquefoiled ogee heads; similar tall E window. S aisle, relatively unrestored, has C15 offset buttresses and moulded plinth; hoodmoulds over 3-light Perpendicular windows with cinquefoil heads and panel tracery. Plinth continues around C15 porch, with crocketed pinnacles surmounting clasped diagonal buttresses: late C19 doors set in pointed moulded arch with engaged shafts to inner order and crocketed ogee canopy to hoodmould; cross to moulded coping; tall C15 three-light window with cinquefoil ogee heads and restored jamb. Fine 3-stage W tower with string courses and diagonal offset buttresses surmounted by crocketed pinnacles: late C19 west door set in pointed moulded arch flanked by diagonally-set shafts with worn angels holding shields; crocketed ogee hood beneath 3-light window; second stage has hoodmould over 2-light W window and one-light N window, all cinquefoil headed; belfry has similar 2-light louvred windows and figures of a couple in hollow-chamfered ogee-headed niche to S; gargoyles to cornice beneath crenellated parapet with blind panel tracery and figures set in fine ogee-headed canopies; octagonal ashlar stair turret to the SE with a crocketed spire to the stair turret. Clock and weathercock. INTERIOR: late C19 Decorated reredos, piscina, sedilia and biblical texts in crocketed canopies flanking E window. Late C19 archway with engaged NE vestry; late C19 archway with ogee tracery and C15 archway with panelled east intrados and inner arch of 3 orders with bell capitals to engaged shafts to S chapel. 5-bay nave of pointed arches, with piers having 4 attached shafts to bell capitals. Arch-braced roof to the nave and the S aisle, the latter bearing on corbels to the arcade. FITTINGS: square font on cushion capital and thick, round shaft. Octagonal oak Jacobean pulpit, with classical panels. C19 square-ended pews and choir stalls. MEMORIALS: tomb slab to Thomas Newman, d.1542, wall plaques to George Braikenridge, d.1856 and his family, and 3 urn plaques to the Ireland family from 1805. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 65; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 464).

Listing NGR: ST6209070784


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Legacy System number: 379146

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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 65
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 464

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