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Buckingham Baptist Chapel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Clifton, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4566 / 51°27'23"N

Longitude: -2.6143 / 2°36'51"W

OS Eastings: 357414

OS Northings: 173244

OS Grid: ST574732

Mapcode National: GBR C3J.RQ

Mapcode Global: VH88M.MNS8

Plus Code: 9C3VF94P+J7

Entry Name: Buckingham Baptist Chapel

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218249

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380283

Also known as: Buckingham Chapel

ID on this website: 101218249

Location: Victoria Park, Bristol, BS8

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Clifton Christ Church with Emmanuel

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

Tagged with: Church building Gothic Revival

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ST5773SW QUEEN'S ROAD, Clifton
901-1/8/955 (North side)
08/01/59 Buckingham Baptist Chapel
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
Buckingham Chapel)


Chapel. 1842. By RS Pope. Limestone ashlar, roof not visible.
Apsidal nave and SE chapel. French Gothic Revival-style with
Decorated Gothic Revival details.
3-bay apse below the nave gable has a central 3-light window
with a gable hood, rising through a course of weathering, and
a parallel pointed parapet; the chapel has a segmental-arched
door within a pointed arch and steep gabled hood; the nave
gable has a rose window of 6 trefoils below a weathered band
and parapet; a similar door, raking weathering and parapet to
the N side.
5-bay N elevation, each with a 3-light Geometrical window in a
gable hood and blind, traceried tympanum; buttresses with
weathered tops and diagonally-set pinnacles, with a weathered
band and an open parapet of cusped triangles. S elevation as
the N.
Steep W gable has octagonal corner turrets on square plinths,
with slender shafts attached to the corners rising to a band
of quatrefoil panels; above a course of weathering is a
spirelet faced with blind gableted panels; the main front has
3 arches in gable hoods, the taller central one of 2 orders
with a hood almost twice the height of the flanking pair;
within the central arch are doorways with deeply cusped
trefoil arches to a trumeau, with a quatrefoil on the tympanum
and blind tracery inside the hood, and doors with elaborate
strap hinges.
Either side of the centre hood is an arcade of 10
trefoil-headed niches in gable hoods, beneath a shallow arcade
with trefoil-headed panels which flanks a rose window; a
weathered band rises above the rose, parallel with the steeply
pitched gable, which has an arcade of raised trefoils to the
parapet; slender pinnacles to the sides and top of the gable.
INTERIOR: arched, moulded lateral braces to a ceiling divided
by moulded beams with large bosses, a W gallery with stone
steps up from the lobby, and a blocked 2-centre chancel arch.
A striking composition, contrasting to the classical style of
the surrounding villas and terraces which it served, and an
'.. unusually important as an exceptionally early and
scholarly exercise [in Gothic Revivalist style] for a Baptist
church' (Stell).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 297; Crick C: Victorian Buildings in
Bristol: Bristol: 1975-: 21; The Buildings of England: Pevsner
N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 411; An
Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels...in Central England: Stell
C: Gloucestershire: London: 1986-: 62).

Listing NGR: ST5741473244

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