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Tower of Church of the Holy Nativity (Other Parts Not Included)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4405 / 51°26'25"N

Longitude: -2.5739 / 2°34'26"W

OS Eastings: 360204

OS Northings: 171429

OS Grid: ST602714

Mapcode National: GBR CDQ.SH

Mapcode Global: VH88V.B2M2

Plus Code: 9C3VCCRG+5C

Entry Name: Tower of Church of the Holy Nativity (Other Parts Not Included)

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380809

Location: Bristol, BS4

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Windmill Hill

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Knowle Holy Nativity

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


ST316071 WELLS ROAD, Knowle
901-1/47/1560 (North East side)
04/03/77 Tower of Church of the Holy Nativity
(other parts not included)


Church tower. 1871-83. By A Ponton and WV Gough. Bridgwater
brick walls with limestone dressings and copper-covered spire.
Square tower with one adjoining bay of aisle; the body of the
church was destroyed in World War II. Lombardic-Romanesque
style. 5 storeys, diminishing slightly at the string courses.
Lancet doorway with polychromatic arch, and 2 similar side
windows; statue in carved Gothic niche on 3 corbels above
doorway, and panelled stone band; second, third and top
storeys have one, 2 and 4 arched openings, the latter forming
an arcade on slim columns. Bands of yellow brick become
progressively thinner and closer together from ground to
second floor; thereafter plain red brick. INTERIOR not
inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: tower completed by Gough's son
Arthur in 1931; the body of the church rebuilt in the 1950s. A
prominent south Bristol landmark.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 328).

Listing NGR: ST6020471429

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