CHURCH OF ST AMBROSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1209005
Date first listed:
04-Mar-1977
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AMBROSE, STRETFORD ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST AMBROSE, STRETFORD ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 61865 73956

Details

BRISTOL

ST67SW STRETFORD ROAD, St George 901-1/56/1846 (South side) 04/03/77 Church of St Ambrose

GV II

Church. 1912-13. By WV and AR Gough. Squared red Pennant rubble with limestone dressings and tile roof. PLAN: aisled nave with S tower and porch. EXTERIOR: Free Gothic Revival style. Irregular limestone quoins and rubble arches above the openings. E gable has a window with Perpendicular-style tracery and blind panels at the bottom; clasping rubble pilasters with angle buttresses, terminating in crenellated pinnacles with spirelets, and cross finial. 9-bay N aisle has 2-light windows linked by hood bands, separated by buttresses with square, panelled, crenellated caps. Clerestory has segmental-arched windows and buttresses to a parapet with crenellated turrets and spirelets at either end. 2-storey SE chapel has chamfered mullion windows and a S gable with 3-light windows separated by a wide string. S aisle as the N. 3-stage tower in the centre of the S side has corner buttresses and a doorway with rounded reveals; above it a dragon-head corbel bears a slender, diagonally-set buttress; louvred belfry windows with blind panelling, corbel table and a crenellated parapet with pinnacles. W narthex has side doors, buttresses and a crenellated parapet, and a central doorway flanked by detached shafts; tripartite segmental-arched W window, with thick mullions to buttress pinnacles. Over the chancel arch is an octagonal leaded lantern with a small dome. INTERIOR: wide chancel of 3 bays divided by moulded pilasters on carved corbels. 3 sedilia. 7-bay nave of pointed arches on shafts with attached shafts to plain capitals, with continuous half-shafts to the wagon-vaulted nave roof; 3 arches with rounded reveals lead to the narthex. FITTINGS: stone pulpit, altar rail and lectern. (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 329).

Listing NGR: ST6186573956

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
380636
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 329

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03543/31
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