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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4891 / 51°29'20"N

Longitude: -2.6767 / 2°40'36"W

OS Eastings: 353111

OS Northings: 176904

OS Grid: ST531769

Mapcode National: GBR JM.KFD7

Mapcode Global: VH88D.KT9T

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379773

Location: Bristol, BS11

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Shirehampton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5376NW HIGH STREET, Shirehampton
901-1/18/1734 (South side)
Church of St Mary

II

Church. 1929. By P Hartland Thomas. Reinforced concrete clad
with Pennant rubble with limestone dressings and a pantile
roof. Aisled nave and chancel with side chapels, and W porch.
Modernist Gothic Revival style.
The E end has a single-storey parapeted vestry with roll top
coping beneath a gable with angle buttresses and 5-light
2-centred arched window, divided by a transom. 3-bay N chancel
divided by buttresses with a 3-light mullion window with flat
head to the E end, and a drip course below the parapet.
The E end of the taller nave has a tall stepped gable bellcote
with weathered coping, containing 2 flat-headed openings with
bells and a central louvred panel, with a cross above. The
gable carries down to form a weathered buttress to the end of
the low parapeted, windowless aisle with a left-hand 2-centred
arched doorway; the nave has flat-headed 5-light mullion and
transom windows extending between the buttresses. Similar S
elevation.
The W end has low 3-light mullion windows to the aisles and
sides of the gable, a deep porch with semicircular-arched
doorway with deep splayed reveals divided by 3 inscribed
arches, and a 2-leaf door; above is a 5-light 2-centred arched
mullion and transom window.
INTERIOR: plain, unmoulded divisions, with a 2-centre chancel
arch, square piers to flat-headed aisle arches, with aisles
divided by semicircular cross arches.
Stripped Gothic fenestration incorporated into a Modernist
shell: '..no other English architect has taken church design
so far along a non-traditional path' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 419; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 472).


Listing NGR: ST5311176904

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