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Church of St Alban

A Grade II Listed Building in Redland, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.476 / 51°28'33"N

Longitude: -2.6107 / 2°36'38"W

OS Eastings: 357685

OS Northings: 175405

OS Grid: ST576754

Mapcode National: GBR C49.KQ

Mapcode Global: VH88M.P5QB

Plus Code: 9C3VF9GQ+CP

Entry Name: Church of St Alban

Listing Date: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1280268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379296

ID on this website: 101280268

Location: Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Redland

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Westbury Park St Alban

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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901-1/31/1701 (North West side)
Church of St Alban


Church. 1907-9 nave, 1913-15 transept and E end. By CFW
Dening. Squared, coursed Carboniferous limestone, Pennant
rubble interior, limestone dressings and Cornish slate roof.
Narthex, aisled nave, transepts, side chapels, base of NE
tower and chancel. Perpendicular Gothic Revival style.
E end has a plinth, angle buttresses to an ashlar parapet with
roll top coping, an octagonal stair turret set in the
right-hand angle with a weathered top, 2-centred arched
5-light window with Perpendicular tracery, beneath an empty
statue niche with a canopy set under a section of raised
parapet. Only ground floor of the tower built, now with a
pyramidal roof, toothed stonework in the walls above, with a
segmental-arched 3-light E window.
N chapel has a N segmental-arched doorway and 5-light mullion
window beneath a short roof, and 3 lancets above between
shallow buttresses and a parapet. N transept has 3-light
window below a statue niche, as the E end, with a short flying
buttress connecting it to a gable behind, an octagonal stair
tower to the left, and segmental-arched doorway beneath a
weathered band.
5-bay nave has a bellcote to the E gable; narrow 2-light aisle
windows separated by buttresses which rise through the parapet
to flying buttresses which split beneath a corbel table above
paired 2-light clerestory windows. The W bay has an ashlar
surround to a segmental-arched doorway and 2-leaf door.
S elevation has a Lady chapel with a canted apse with
crenellated parapet, and 2 narrow S windows; the nave is as
the N side.
The W end has angled parapets to the aisles, octagonal turrets
to the W gable with buttresses to the sides, narthex with
outer doorways and a central 5-light window, the middle one
ashlar, under a weathered band, paired 2-centre 3-light arched
windows and a parapet stepped up at the centre.
INTERIOR: chancel with piscina and 4 sedilia in shallow arches
under a cornice; 3 tall arches each side linked to the side
chapels by short arched braces forming narrow full-height
aisles; the Lady Chapel has a narrow S aisle, and a carved
reredos with blind panels below an arch with panelled soffit;
the chancel arch has attached shafts supporting statues with
canopies below the arch.
Nave has chamfered square piers linked by 2-centre arches,
with vault shafts to a 2-centred arched timber roof. W end
crossed by a wall with a wide central segmental arch.
FITTINGS: octagonal pulpit to the left of the chancel; pew
stalls and chairs have ends with angels holding instruments;
octagonal stone font. HISTORICAL NOTE: the earlier nave has
rubble walls, and may have been designed, with the flying
buttresses, to have a stone vault. The high chancel with side
aisles and chapels make this '...one of the most thrilling of
late Victorian interiors' (Gomme).
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 329; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 452).

Listing NGR: ST5768575405

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