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Latitude: 51.4815 / 51°28'53"N
Longitude: -2.5549 / 2°33'17"W
OS Eastings: 361563
OS Northings: 175983
OS Grid: ST615759
Mapcode National: GBR CK7.1S
Mapcode Global: VH88N.N1P3
Plus Code: 9C3VFCJW+H2
Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity
Listing Date: 1 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204074
English Heritage Legacy ID: 378941
Location: Bristol, BS16
Electoral Ward/Division: Eastville
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Stapleton
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST6175 BELL HILL, Stapleton
901-1/33/1938 (South East side)
01/11/66 Church of Holy Trinity
Church. 1857. By John Norton. Squared Pennant rubble with
limestone dressings and slate roof. Aisled nave and west
tower. Decorated Gothic Revival style.
Tall E window to chancel with reticulated tracery, angle
buttresses with gablets and carved mythical animals, and
octagonal shafts to crocketed pinnacles. Hemi-hexagonal vestry
with sprocketed roof to the N, 3-window range to the S.
Weathered coped gable with Celtic cross. 5-bay aisles
separated by buttresses; 3-light windows, carved corbel table
and open traceried parapet. Steep porch in second bay from W
end, with an open lancet doorway with cluster responds, C20 E
doorway, stone benches and encaustic tiles.
3-stage tower with angle buttresses, splayed lancet W door
with 3 orders and ball flowers, ogee hood with crockets and
foliate finial and bishop's and king's head stops; 2-leaf door
with traceried upper panels. 3-light first-floor windows, W
clock with wooden hood on brackets, belfry lights with open
tracery, corbel table and open traceried parapet, buttress
pinnacles and gargoyles; stair tower in the corner with N
aisle. Crocketed hexagonal broach spire with lucarnes and
metal cross finial.
INTERIOR: 3-bay chancel, open to the N organ chamber, with
marble cluster columns and painted foliate capitals; alabaster
reredos and marble floor; arched roof with moulded panels and
angel corbels. 5-bay nave has piers with attached shafts and
moulded capitals and hoods with foliate stops; moulded sill
band beneath the aisle windows; arch-braced roof with wall
posts to carved corbels in the nave, and cross-braced aisle
roofs. W arch to narthex.
FITTINGS: 3 rows of choir stalls in chancel with angel and
poppy heads. Stone pulpit with ramped, curved steps. Alabaster
font on brown marble shafts decorated with ogee arches and
angels. Glass: S chancel window by Kempe 1887.
The church commands a strong position and is considered one of
the City's best Victorian churches. Norton was an influential
local Ecclesiological architect, several of whose churches
have been demolished.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 304; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 20).
Listing NGR: ST6156375983
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