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City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
ST 57054 68669



ST5768 CHURCH ROAD, Bishopsworth 901-1/50/412 (West side) 04/03/77 Church of St Peter


Church. 1842. By SC Fripp. Squared Lias rubble with limestone ashlar dressings and a slate roof. Apsidal chancel, crossing tower and aisled nave. Norman Revival style. Small, round-arched windows include a group of 3 in the E end above a torus string and beneath a similar hoodmoulding, and a weathered ovolo corbel table. Short, square chancel tower with a pyramidal roof and a round ashlar staircase tower at the NE corner with a beehive roof and a round-arched door at the bottom. Clocks on N and S sides of tower, over a blind arcade on the S side. The N aisle of 3 bays separated by pilasters, beneath a weathered corbel table and parapet. W porch has a coped gable end with 3-window range, and E-facing door with a semicircular arch, round responds with cushion capitals in a gabled entrance, and 2-leaf door with strap hinges. SE porch below the tower has a door with a shouldered lintel and single light; S elevation as the N. The W end is 5 bays, 1:3:1 separated by buttresses, with higher middle lights with beakhead stops to the hoods, and a small rose window flanked by blind single lights under the apex. Celtic cross finial. INTERIOR: stone Norman-style reredos and small piscina in the apse, which is separated from the single-bay chancel by a square section arch. Similar chancel arch, on carved Romanesque corbels; organ loft to the N. 5-bay nave arcade of round piers with semicircular pilaster strips on the sides, cushion capitals and semicircular arches, springing from a carved corbel at the chancel end and terminating in a respond in the W wall. Braced queen-post nave roof, and plain aisle trusses resting on the arcade pilaster strips. Fittings include a stone Norman-style font. A fine example of the Norman Revival of the 1840s, the style being carried through to a good interior. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 296; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 463).

Listing NGR: ST5705468669


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Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 463
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 463


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: 28 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/07133/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Janet Gibson. Source Historic England Archive
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