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Horfield Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Latitude: 51.4794 / 51°28'45"N

Longitude: -2.5889 / 2°35'19"W

OS Eastings: 359200

OS Northings: 175772

OS Grid: ST592757

Mapcode National: GBR C98.FJ

Mapcode Global: VH88N.22QP

Entry Name: Horfield Baptist Church

Listing Date: 4 March 1977

Last Amended: 30 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 379607

Location: Bristol, BS7

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Bishopston and Ashley Down

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Bishopston and St Andrews

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/04/2012


(East side)
Horfield Baptist Church
(Formerly Listed as:GLOUCESTER ROAD, Avonmouth
Horfield Baptist Church and Institute)


Baptist church. 1900. By RM Drake. Squared snecked Pennant rubble with limestone dressings; roof not visible. Free Perpendicular Revival style. W front to the road has flanking towers and recessed main window: steps up to a pair of doors in a wide segmental arch with a moulded archivolt, chamfered reveals and an ogee hood, with mouchettes in the spandrels; coupled windows on each side, and tower doors with Tudor arches and labels, linked by a drip mould; there are plat bands over the lintels and below and above the main window; a wide, central shallow-arched W window in 3 sections, with elaborate Perpendicular tracery;blind panels with shields above a weathered cill, an ogee-topped hoodmoulding above which terminates in angels holding shields under small buttresses within a gabled parapet.
The towers have 2 small stair lights and ashlar top sections with clasping buttresses capped by open pyramids, 2 round-arched belfry lights with blind tracery, and a crenellated parapet. Side elevations of 5 bays, the W bay gabled with 4-light window, 2-light windows to the rest, with Perpendicular tracery.
INTERIOR: a large open hall, details include a blocked pointed E arch with hoodmould, W gallery above the narthex, and a hammer beam roof with arch-braced collar trusses, ceiled above the collars and with quatrefoils in the spandrels, on carved corbels.

A well-detailed front on a prominent site, having group value with the adjoining Institute (qv). (Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural History: Bristol: 1979-: 331).

Listing NGR: ST5918975778

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