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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Cotham, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4642 / 51°27'51"N

Longitude: -2.5951 / 2°35'42"W

OS Eastings: 358752

OS Northings: 174079

OS Grid: ST587740

Mapcode National: GBR C8F.1Z

Mapcode Global: VH88M.YGXD

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 1 November 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202083

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379185

Location: Bristol, BS6

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Cotham

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Matthew and St Nathanael

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST315874 CLARE ROAD, Cotham
901-1/35/1156 (South side)
01/11/66 Church of St Matthew


Church. 1833-5. By Thomas Rickman. Altered c1989. Pennant
rubble and limestone dressings, roof not visible. Aisled nave
and W tower. Perpendicular Gothic Revival style.
A large 6-light transomed window in the gabled E end, with
sill and hood drips, flanked by octagonal ashlar corner
turrets with trefoil-panelled crenellated parapets; 4-centred
arched ribbed aisle doors with narrow trefoiled one-light
windows. N aisle has 5 bays each with 3-light transomed
windows separated by thin buttresses, with an ashlar
crenellated parapet; the clerestory windows have 2 lights and
are blind below the transom, with a parapet above. Similar S
The W front has a central 4-stage tower with diagonal
buttresses and an octagonal SW stair turret, diminishing
sharply at weathered stages to a slender spirelet; 4-centred
door in a label with foliage to the spandrels, 2-light
2nd-stage transomed window, and round, blind panel to 3rd
stage; tall 2-light louvred belfry windows with transoms and
cinquefoil heads, cornice parapet and pinnacles; 4-centred
panelled doors to aisles, blocked to make a half-blind window
to the S.
INTERIOR: 4-bay arcade of thin, square-section chamfered
shafts to wide 4-centred arches; niches with corbelled bases
and crocketed ogee hoods and finials between the arches; flat,
panelled ceiling. A c1989 mezzanine has been inserted at the
height of the old galleries, with stairs up from the W, and
the bottoms of the columns enclosed; below are offices and
meeting rooms, services are held in the upper part.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 293).

Listing NGR: ST5875274079

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