Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1218249

Date first listed: 08-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Dec-1994



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District: City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)

National Grid Reference: ST 57414 73244


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ST5773SW QUEEN'S ROAD, Clifton 901-1/8/955 (North side) 08/01/59 Buckingham Baptist Chapel (Formerly Listed as: QUEENS ROAD (North side) Buckingham Chapel)


Chapel. 1842. By RS Pope. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible. Apsidal nave and SE chapel. French Gothic Revival-style with Decorated Gothic Revival details. 3-bay apse below the nave gable has a central 3-light window with a gable hood, rising through a course of weathering, and a parallel pointed parapet; the chapel has a segmental-arched door within a pointed arch and steep gabled hood; the nave gable has a rose window of 6 trefoils below a weathered band and parapet; a similar door, raking weathering and parapet to the N side. 5-bay N elevation, each with a 3-light Geometrical window in a gable hood and blind, traceried tympanum; buttresses with weathered tops and diagonally-set pinnacles, with a weathered band and an open parapet of cusped triangles. S elevation as the N. Steep W gable has octagonal corner turrets on square plinths, with slender shafts attached to the corners rising to a band of quatrefoil panels; above a course of weathering is a spirelet faced with blind gableted panels; the main front has 3 arches in gable hoods, the taller central one of 2 orders with a hood almost twice the height of the flanking pair; within the central arch are doorways with deeply cusped trefoil arches to a trumeau, with a quatrefoil on the tympanum and blind tracery inside the hood, and doors with elaborate strap hinges. Either side of the centre hood is an arcade of 10 trefoil-headed niches in gable hoods, beneath a shallow arcade with trefoil-headed panels which flanks a rose window; a weathered band rises above the rose, parallel with the steeply pitched gable, which has an arcade of raised trefoils to the parapet; slender pinnacles to the sides and top of the gable. INTERIOR: arched, moulded lateral braces to a ceiling divided by moulded beams with large bosses, a W gallery with stone steps up from the lobby, and a blocked 2-centre chancel arch. A striking composition, contrasting to the classical style of the surrounding villas and terraces which it served, and an '.. unusually important as an exceptionally early and scholarly exercise [in Gothic Revivalist style] for a Baptist church' (Stell). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 297; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 21; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 411; An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels...in Central England: Stell C: Gloucestershire: London: 1986-: 62).

Listing NGR: ST5741473244


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Legacy System number: 380283

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
An Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Central England, (1986), 62
Crick, C , Victorian Buildings in Bristol, (1975), 21
Gomme, A H, Jenner, M, Little, B D G, Bristol, An Architectural History, (1979), 297
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958), 411

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