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Latitude: 51.4544 / 51°27'15"N
Longitude: -2.6039 / 2°36'14"W
OS Eastings: 358135
OS Northings: 172993
OS Grid: ST581729
Mapcode National: GBR C6K.2H
Mapcode Global: VH88M.TP9Y
Entry Name: Church of St George Brandon Hill
Listing Date: 8 January 1959
Last Amended: 30 December 1994
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202248
English Heritage Legacy ID: 379652
Location: Bristol, BS1
County: City of Bristol
Electoral Ward/Division: Hotwells and Harbourside
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5872NW GREAT GEORGE STREET
901-1/15/106 (North West side)
08/01/59 Church of St George, Brandon Hill
(Formerly Listed as:
GREAT GEORGE STREET
Church of St George)
Church, now concert hall. 1821-3. By Sir Robert Smirke.
Limestone and Pennant ashlar, roof not visible. Longitudinal
plan, built on lateral vaulted chambers, with sanctuary behind
portico and U-plan galleries to first floor.
Greek Revival style. A tetrastyle porch with Greek Doric
Theseion order columns on shallow Pennant plinths; behind it
are 3 doorways with moulded architraves and C20 doors, under a
plat band and 3 semicircular-arched windows; surmounting the
pediment is a short square pedestal and a round lantern, with
Doric pilasters to alternate blind and louvred square windows,
and a dome with acroteria. N elevation of 7 bays has a
rusticated basement, cornice and parapet; almost square lower
windows with beaded reveals and semicircular-arched upper ones
above a plat band; similar S elevation. Projecting centre to
the W end has 2 flights of stairs on either side with curtail
steps; 2 shallow pilasters flank a door with a cornice on
brackets, and a semicircular-arched window above; to the sides
are similar doors with blind windows.
INTERIOR: entrance lobby from the W end and portico from the
liturgical E end; U-plan panelled galleries to sides and W end
on fluted cast-iron Doric columns, and panelled plaster
ceiling with painted roses and other Greek Revival mouldings.
Open-well stone stairs lead up to galleries from portico.
Lateral vaulted crypt. Inserted stage to W end c1987.
FIXTURES: late C19 pews, C18 box pews in the galleries, and a
large square marble font on short shafts. Marble sanctuary
furniture by Foster and Wood c1878 in storage. A Waterloo
church, built as a chapel-of-ease to Cathedral of St Augustine
(qv), and converted to a concert hall c1987. A notable piece
of Greek Revival architecture, Smirke being a leading
practitioner of the style.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 236; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 389;
Gomme A: Street Index of Buildings of Architectural or
Historic Interest: 27).
Listing NGR: ST5813572993
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