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Church of St Michael and Attached Railings

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4572 / 51°27'25"N

Longitude: -2.5984 / 2°35'54"W

OS Eastings: 358516

OS Northings: 173301

OS Grid: ST585733

Mapcode National: GBR C7J.9H

Mapcode Global: VH88M.XM5S

Entry Name: Church of St Michael and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 8 January 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282109

English Heritage Legacy ID: 380470

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bristol St Stephen with St James and St John the Baptist with St Michael and St George

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


BRISTOL

ST5873SE ST MICHAEL'S HILL
901-1/11/279 (West side)
08/01/59 Church of St Michael and attached
railings

GV II*

Church. Mid C15 tower, church rebuilt 1775-77 by Thomas Paty.
Coursed, squared Pennant rubble crypt, Pennant rubble with
limestone dressings to the rest.
Aisled nave, chancel, N and S porches and W tower.
Perpendicular Gothic tower, Georgian Gothic Revival-style
church.
3-light E window with intersecting tracery, and similar
2-light windows to the aisles, and a 2-light ogee-headed S
chancel window; cornice to N and S of chancel, gabled aisles
and nave. Cross arrow slits in the crypt; 5-bay N aisle has
2-light windows with intersecting tracery, and a cornice with
small panels above and below between the windows; the W porch
has a depressed ogee-arched doorway with an ogee hood and
2-leaf door with pointed panels; the NW vestry has depressed
ogee-arched windows with 6/6-pane sashes and interlacing to
the N and W. S aisle as the N, the porch having steps with
curtail ends.
The 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses and a SE stair
turret with a Tudor-arched door at the bottom; 4-centred
arched W door with quatrefoils to the spandrels below a
3-light Perpendicular window with head stops; second and third
stages have 2-light windows, blind to the quatrefoil heads,
and dated 1811 on the S side; a belfry clock in a round
moulding below 2-light windows with openwork, 2 gargoyles to
the cornice, a crenellated parapet and pinnacles, with a
crenellated spirelet to the stair turret.
INTERIOR: Late C19 reredos of 4 arches and a central bay and
low, pointed niches in the sides of the chancel; the pointed
chancel arch has sunken panels in the soffit. 5-bay nave
arcade of columns on tall pedestals with fluted capitals to a
plain waggon roof and panelled beams to pilasters dividing the
flat-ceilinged aisles; late C19 gallery at the W end.
FITTINGS: C17 sword rest; C19 round stone pulpit with brackets
to the bottom; octagonal font of 1886 with marble shafts,
which replaced an urn with a marble basin by Thomas Paty of
1775; brass lectern with angels 1887. Memorials include a wall
monument to Joseph Percivall d.1764, a sarcophagus on scrolled
feet, bearing a plinth with 3 classical figures holding a
likeness on a shield; wall mounument to Mary Stretton d.1791,
an ogee-sided plinth and obelisk with a figure leaning on an
urn; marble tablet to James Drew d.1835, a Gothic-style panel
with octagonal attached columns and a trefoil parapet.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached iron railings.
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 175; The Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: North Somerset and Bristol: London: 1958-: 404;
Ison W: The Georgian Buildings of Bristol: Bath: 1952-: 70).


Listing NGR: ST5851673301

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