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Victoria Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4584 / 51°27'30"N

Longitude: -2.6083 / 2°36'29"W

OS Eastings: 357833

OS Northings: 173448

OS Grid: ST578734

Mapcode National: GBR C5J.31

Mapcode Global: VH88M.QLYT

Plus Code: 9C3VF95R+9M

Entry Name: Victoria Chapel

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1202701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380888

Location: Central, Bristol, BS8

County: Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton, St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/9/1135 (East side)
04/03/77 Victoria Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(East side)
Victoria Chapel (Methodist))


Methodist chapel. 1863. By Foster and Wood. Polychromatic
limestone and sandstone ashlar, Pennant rubble basement and E
end, and slate roof. Open plan with SW porch. French Gothic
Revival style, with use of structural polychromy.
Single storey and basement. E end has rose window with bar
tracery; N elevation is 6 bays, 2 depressed trefoil windows on
basement under relieving arch, and 2 ground-floor
trefoil-headed lights with rose window in plate tracery,
separated by deep buttresses with weathered tops, and foliate
corbel table; W porch with plain door, above it a weathered
broach stair tower with paired trefoil windows to each side.
Similar S elevation has a 2-bay W porch with Pennant steps, a
hollow-moulded doorway inside arch with foliate capitals and
hood with king and queen stops; gabled drip with Tudor flowers
and corner gargoyles, and parapet with pierced trefoils; the 2
plate-tracery side windows have paired trefoil-headed lights
and cinquefoil rose in flat polychromatic arch on slender
Wide, W gable has set-back buttresses with weathered tops and
central doorway of 3 orders, the inner to cusped cinquefoil
arch, with either side a blind arcade of trefoil arches with
arrow slits in the middle; drip with Tudor flowers rises into
tall gable hood above the arch, enclosing traceried tympanum,
and intersecting the middle of 3 tall W windows with weathered
plinths; each of 3 orders on banded shafts, with foliate
capitals which run into the corbel table to the sides, of 2
lights to sides and 3 in centre, Decorated tracery with
nailheads to the arches; in the apex 5 stepped lancets, 2nd
and 4th blind, beneath a roll-top coping and parapet finial.
Behind the gable is a tall copper spirelet.
INTERIOR: windows have cusped rere arches on foliate corbels,
linked by scrolled ribbon band; cusped arched-braced roof on
columns to corbels, and gallery at W end. Fittings largely
C20. 'One of our prettiest C19 chapels'. (Crick).
(Crick C: Victorian Buildings in Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 29).

Listing NGR: ST5783373448

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